Resume

Education
Tufts University, Medford, MA
Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy & Planning, February 2014
GPA: 3.9

California State University, Fullerton
Master of Arts in Psychology, August 2009
GPA: 4.0

University of Minnesota, Duluth
Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology, December 2006
Minor: Studio Art
GPA: 3.8, cum laude, departmental honors

Experience

Harvard University Urban Planning Department, February 2014 – present
Research Associate
I am currently a Research Associate for a project on health and urbanization with an emphasis on aging. I am responsible for locating, organizing and analyzing research materials, contributing in the coordination of field research activities in 8-10 cities, and presenting and summarizing research results at team meetings. I collaborate in adapting and testing health impact assessments and investigate case studies of healthy environments.

City of Cambridge Community Development Department, June 2013 – January 2014
Sustainability Internship
Involved with several projects that include, but are not limited to: sustainable neighborhood indicators, PARK(ing) Day in Cambridge, climate change vulnerability and climate change adaptation.

Larry Koff and Associates, September 2013 – October 2013
Junior Planner
Created ArcGIS maps, collected community economic indicator data, and assisted in editing a report on some potential impacts of a casino in Milford, MA.

City of Somerville Traffic and Parking, February 2013 – June 2013
Parking Project Manager
Reviewed and managed several new parking initiatives such as online permits, new parking meter technologies, implemented a new pavement marking management program, and analyzed demand based parking programs.

Boston Cyclists Union, Boston, MA, May 2012 – August 2012
Intern
Wrote and redesigned program evaluation questionnaire
Designed and created several posters and educational brochures

Tufts University, Medford, MA, September 2011 – January 2012
Research Assistant
Collected and analyzed historical census data from New Bedford, MA

Northeastern University, Boston, MA, October 2010 – August 2011
Senior Data Analyst – Graduate Studies
Conducted extensive and significant data collection, statistical analysis and reporting

London School of Economics, London, UK, October 2009 – July 2010
Research Assistant
Conducted a statistical analysis of European Union refugee asylum data
Published co-authored paper in the Journal of European Union Politics, March 2012

University of California, Irvine, January 2007 – August 2009
Development Analyst
Identified and tracked prospective and current financial donors
Wrote best practices reports and $900,000+ fundraising proposals

EarthCorps, Seattle, WA, Summer 2004 and 2005
Removed invasive plants; installed and maintained native plantings

Minnesota Conversation Corps, Hinckley, MN, Summer 2001 and 2002
Co-lead residential team in restoring natural resources in wilderness areas

Activities
Boston Cyclists Union Bike Ambassador, Boston, 2012
BTCV Green Gym Volunteer, London, UK, January – March 2010