• PRofessional experience

    Urban Planner

    Pennoni June 2020 - Present

    • Work with municipal and non-profit clients to take planning efforts from visioning through to implementation. Collect and analyze demographic and economic data, manage outreach and community engagement, develop alternatives and recommendations, and  create implementation plans. 
    • Manage projects and assist with RFP searches, writing, and development.  
    • Select projects include: NJT Transit-Friendly Planning Guide, Bensalem Comprehensive Plan (PA), Woodbury Transportation and Community Development Initiative (NJ), Anne Arundel County LPPRP (MD), Long Beach Island Resiliency Plan (NJ), Philadelphia Rebuild Park Project Engagement (PA, Cooper Plaza Neighborhood Plan (NJ).

    Intern

    Toole Design Group  May 2019 - April 2020

    • Provided writing, research, data analysis, InDesign, Illustrator, SketchUp, and GIS assistance for ongoing projects throughout the US that aim to improve safety for people biking and walking.
    • Projects include: Philadelphia Complete Streets Design, Roosevelt Boulevard Corridor Study, Montgomery County Pedestrian Plan, Virginia Safe Route to School, Crystal City Highway to Blvd Conversion, Montgomery County Complete Streets Plan, Joe Lewis Greenway Design Guidance, MBTA Design Guide.

    Transportation and Urban Design Intern

    Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Jan 2019 - May 2019

    • Analyzed data, created maps, and designed report layouts. Developed the Delaware County Bike to Transit Survey that provided recommendations to help small boroughs improve the rate of biking to regional rail in Delaware County, PA.

    • Contribute to ongoing bike counting projects as part of the Transit, Bike, and Pedestrian Team

    Citizen's Planning Institute Intern

    Philadelphia City Planning Commission Sept 2018 - Dec 2018

    • Help plan and manage a seven-week course that empowers citizens to take a more effective and active role in shaping the future of their neighborhoods through a greater understanding of city planning.

    • Interview and write blog posts about formed graduates and their successes after the program.

    Communications Manager

    Coalition for Smarter Growth August 2015 - July 2018

    • Write and send emails for advocacy outreach
    • Manage social media accounts
    • Manage interns
    • Plan more than 10 educational events per year
    • Maintain Salsa database
    • Part of our DC policy team
    • Design and write content for our annual report

    Events Coordinator

    Greater Greater Washington Nov 2014 - August 20

    • Manage events calendar for the web page. 
    • Create weekly events post for readers. 

    Outreach and Development Associate

    Coalition for Smarter Growth June 2014 - August 2015

    • Coordinate donor management
    • Maintain fundraising database using Salsa
    • Plan walking tours and fundraising events throughout the year
    • Part of our DC outreach team

    Policy Fellow

    Smart Growth America's Local Leaders Council Oct 2014 - June 2014

    • Research smart growth related policy and write short policy memos for local elected and high level appointed leaders.
    • Help create policy toolkits for local leaders to implement smart growth policy.
    • Interview mayors and council members and write original blog posts highlighting their accomplishments.
    • Plan events and workshops including the annual conference with attendance of over 50 local elected leaders. Set up and manage the event website, help coordinate and execute outreach, manage the attendee list, and create materials using the Adobe Suite.
    • Contribute to the publication of a weekly Newsletter using Salsa.

     

    Research Assistant

    University of Michigan Jan 2014 - Aug 2014

    • Compile and edit data for over 3,000 Japanese businesses in Excel.
    • Use ArcGIS to map the businesses against earthquake data.
  • Education

  • University of Pennsylvania

    Masters in City Planning Candidate 2018 - Present

    Concentration in Urban Design


    Activities: Founder of Women in Planning Club, Panorama Planning Journal Lead Graphics Editor

    University of Michigan

    Environmental Studies, Bachelor of Arts (BA) 2010 - 2014

    I majored in Environmental Studies with a focus in Urban Planning and Policy with a minor in Urban Studies. 

    Activities: Co-President of Fighting Obstacles Knowing Ultimate Success (FOKUS), Crowd 313, Leader of Residential College Sexual Health Forum, TEDxUofM Design Team

  • Skills

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    • Adobe Suite, AutoCAD, SketchUp, ArcGIS
    • Microsoft Office, Wordpress, Salsa

  • Contact

  • Email

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