William Fulton is the director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University and the author of Guide to California Planning and The Reluctant Metropolis. Fulton came to Rice from California where he served as the planning director for the City of San Diego. He formerly served as mayor, deputy mayor and a member of the city council in the City of Ventura, Calif.
Ryan Holeywell is the communications manager at the Kinder Institute, where he oversees outreach for the organization and serves as editor of the Urban Edge blog. Holeywell previously worked as a reporter at the Houston Chronicle, where he covered the energy industry, and Governing magazine in Washington, D.C., where he covered urban planning, transportation, and municipal finance. Holeywell, a Houston native, graduated from George Washington University.
Leah Binkovitz is a staff writer for the Kinder Institute and its Urban Edge blog. She previously covered Fort Bend County for the Houston Chronicle. Before that, she was a journalism fellow in Washington, D.C., where she reported for the Washington Post and NPR. Binkovitz earned her bachelor’s degree from University of California — Berkeley and her master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Glissette Santana is a web and social media editor for the Kinder Institute. Santana previously worked for the Knight Foundation, Houstonia Magazine and KHOU-TV. Santana earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Houston.
Kyle Shelton is a program manager and fellow at the Kinder Institute. Shelton has a PhD in American History from University of Texas-Austin. His research focuses on how the intersections of transportation, urban development, and politics shape the built and natural environments of cities in the past and today.