MAKERS Architecture & Urban Design July 2017 - Present
Seattle Architecture Foundation February 2017 - Present
Community Day School Association - Maple Elementary February 2015 - January 2016
City of Burien – City Manager's’ Office July 2014- June 2015
Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator
Stewardship Forestry September 2013 - April 2015
Peace Corps Paraguay - Education & Youth Development Sector February 2011 – May 2013
Peace Corps Volunteer
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
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.
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
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