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Professional Experience                                                                                                               

MAKERS Architecture & Urban Design                                                                    July 2017 - Present


Seattle Architecture Foundation                                                                              February 2017 - Present

      Teaching Artist                                                                                                   

Community Day School Association - Maple Elementary                                     February 2015 - January 2016

      Enrichment Teacher                                                                                           

City of Burien – City Manager's’ Office                                                                    July 2014- June 2015

      Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator                                     

Stewardship Forestry                                                                                               September 2013 - April 2015
      Project Manager                                                                               

Peace Corps Paraguay - Education & Youth Development Sector                       February 2011 – May 2013

      Peace Corps Volunteer                                                                                  


Academic Profile                                                                                                                           

Graduate | University of Washington – College of Built Environments

       Master of Urban Planning: Urban Design Specialization – Graduated June 2017
       Guest Researcher at Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark – Fall 2016

Undergraduate | Lewis & Clark College

       Bachelor of Arts: International Affairs – Graduated 2009

       Study Abroad at PUCMM Santiago, Dominican Republic – Spring 2008



Major Projects

Urban Morphology Research Project – Copenhagen, Denmark

       Guest Researcher | August - December 2016

Independent research project conducted at the University of Aalborg in Copenhagen, sponsored by the Valle scholarship foundation at UW. Detailed study and analysis of Copenhagen urban form, housing typologies, and neighborhoods through on site data collection, interviews, and historical research.

South Park Equity Plan – City of Seattle/University of Washington

       Student team member | March - June 2016

Collected and analyzed data  and developed strategies for the City to address weaknesses and prevent displacement in South Park. Conducted as a studio course under Don Blum and Ron Turner.   

Draft Community Outreach and Engagement Strategic Plan – City of Burien

        Author and Researcher | July - September 2014

Undertook more than 30 interviews with local leaders and stakeholders. Developed deployable strategies to involve a larger swath of residents in local government. 

Library Development and Launch - Natalio, Paraguay

        Peace Corps Volunteer | June 2012 – May 2013

Trained staff; secured books, computers and furniture donations; undertook outreach and publicity through print media, radio appearances and in-person outreach to local schools and events; developed educational programming and events, wrote and received Peace Corps Partnership grant for books.

Early Elementary Literacy Program – Nueva Germania, Paraguay

        Peace Corps Volunteer | May 2011 – January 2012

Designed and coordinated literacy program among 1st-4th graders in school of 500 students, involving diagnostic testing, enhanced teaching techniques, and intensive summer reading camp.

Professional References                                                                                                               

Hiromi Yasukawa | Director, Maple Elementary Community Day School Association

Katie Trefry | fmr. Communications Officer, City of Burien.                               

Jeremy Smith | fmr. Program Manager, Education & Youth Development, Peace Corps Paraguay



International Experience

Copenhagen, Denmark | Valle Scholarship Urban Morphology Research                                                                           August-December 2016 - Advisor: Rachel Berney

Oaxaca, Mexico | Food Sovereignty and the Roots of Migration Study Abroad

          June-July 2015 – Facutly Leader: Branden Born

Paraguay | Peace Corps Volunteer, Education and Youth Development Sector

          February 2011-May 2013 – Program Manager: Jeremy Smith

Santiago, Dominican Republic | Liberal arts program, PUCCMM.

          January- May 2008 – Resident Coordinator: Nathaniel Thompson

Seogwipo, South Korea | English Teacher at E Bo Young’s Talking Clue English Academy

          June-July 2007 – Colleague and Mentor: Brian Bishop


Professional Resume

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