A bit about me.
As the child of two city planners, the complexity of social, economic, and environmental challenges facing today's populations has been a constant in my life. My academic and professional experience reflects my belief that these challenges must be addressed in a coordinated, interdisciplinary effort, between different industries and upon the agency of both the public and private sectors. Having worked for city and federal government agencies, non-profits, and consulting firms, as well as freelancing, I’ve experienced a range of work environments. Understanding this diversity of work cultures has given me a working understanding of the intricacies involved with convening stakeholders, and implementing plans and projects.
I hold a Masters of City Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in Land Use and Environmental Planning with an Urban Design certificate. My graduate work focused on interdisciplinary projects, including the 2013 ULI Hines Competition in which my team took honorable mention. Prior to graduate school, I spent a summer in UC Berkeley’s introductory landscape architecture program. At the University of Washington, I double-majored in Environmental Studies and Political Science. My time in college included coursework that ranged from life-cycle analysis to environmental economics to the history of modern architecture. This undergraduate work culminated in an EPA internship and capstone project that joined the two disciplines to study sustainable product packaging policy.