Meet Daniel Krupa, JHC’s 2022 Fellow from Pace University’s Law School

JHC is thrilled to welcome Daniel Krupa, its 2022 fellow through Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law. This is the first year JHC has partnered with Pace on the fellowship program.

Daniel is a rising 2L student at Pace, studying Environmental Law with an emphasis on land use and zoning. At the Jay Heritage Center, he is drafting an overview of the legislative history surrounding the Jay Estate from roughly the 1970s to the present day. This will serve as a living document to show how the Jay Heritage Center succeeded and continues to succeed in preserving the Jay Estate, as well as serve as a guide for other non-profits that may face similar land use challenges as they operate within public land.

The Jay Fellows program at JHC has expanded rapidly over the past several years. For the past two summers, JHC has welcomed graduate fellows from Columbia University, who spend several months working on historic preservation projects at JHC.

This summer JHC is also hosting a fellow, Christina Cho, from Princeton University, through the school’s PICS internship program. The PICS internships are selective and prestigious; in 2020, more than 500 applicants applied for just 200 positions. Founded in 1996, the PICS program is designed to offer undergraduates paid internship positions at a variety of nonprofit organizations, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New-York Historical Society, the 92nd Street Y, and many other prominent cultural institutions.

The Jay Estate, for its part, has a long history of ties with Pace University, where JHC board member Shelby D. Green and JHC advisory board member Nicholas A. Robinson are both on the faculty.