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SUMMARY

Talented and creative urban planner and researcher with experience in the sustainability and corporate real estate research, interested in placemaking and urban identity as they relate to tourism and events in cities.

EDUCATION

Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) | Cambridge, MA
Master of Urban Planning (concentration in Tourism & Economic Development), 2011

Stanford University | Stanford, CA
B.A. in Urban Studies (Urban Planning & Design Track), with Honors, 2008

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Data Analysis and Research (Independent and Collaborative)

  • VP and manager for Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.’s research and consulting team, guidingbest practices research sourced from among our Member-Clients and the broader enterprise sustainability landscape. Research topics include real estate strategy and management, energy & carbon accounting, and employee behavior change.
  • Served as part of three-member Remodeling Futures program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies, working on two unprecedented studies examining the market impact of non-profit remodeling activity and the business approaches of national-scale remodelers.
  • Research assistant on Lincoln Land Institute study of city spending and economic multiplier effects in preparation for Prof. Susan Fainstein’s recent talk and paper on “value recapture” in large-scale redevelopment projects in Boston, New York, Amsterdam and Singapore.
  • Completed a senior honors thesis (available from Stanford University) researching how the “Disneyland Resort” area in Anaheim, CA has impacted that city’s aesthetic, tourism economy and political framework.

Planning and Urban Design

  • Studio experience preparing strategic development strategies and plans for South Boston and San Francisco Waterfronts, Providence, RI, and Edessa, a region in northwest Greece.
  • Studio skills developed: market analysis, site planning, city-wide planning, Census research, stakeholder analysis and financial modeling.
  • Prepared neighborhood marketing materials for Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans, consulting on issues of business development and local-based economic growth (primarily in residential real estate) with focus on social and economic sustainability for this recovering neighborhood.

WORK HISTORY

Sustainability Roundtable, Inc. | Cambridge, MA | Oct 2011 – present
VP Research & Consulting
Previously: Sustainability Analyst

Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University | Cambridge, MA | June-Sept 2011
Research Intern

Susan Fainstein, Professor of Urban Planning | Cambridge, MA | Dec 2010-May 2011
Research Assistant

Broadmoor Improvement Association | New Orleans, LA | June 2010-Aug 2010
Neighborhood Marketing Consultant

American Repertory Theater (Harvard University) | Cambridge, MA | Oct 2009-May 2010
Web Development Assistant

MIND Research Institute | Santa Ana, CA | May 2009-Sept 2009
Support Team Administrator

PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH

“Managing Energy Procurement Risk,” “Market Structures for Conventional and Renewable Energy,” and ” Energy Management Companies: Profiles and Case Studies,” June 2012.
Guidance report and related briefings on competitive and traditional energy procurement for real estate, with particular emphasis on managing budgetary risk, retail market structures, and the recent growth in outside consultants.
Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.

“International Green Product Labels,” April 2012
Executive guidance on product labeling schemes and their relevance to real estate operations and procurement.
Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.

“Occupant Engagement for Sustainability,” March 2012
Best practices research report and case studies of corporate programs of employee and tenant engagement in sustainability initiatives.
Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.

“Implementing Intelligent Building Systems Software,” February 2012
Research briefing exploring 12 vendors of so-called ‘Intelligent Building Systems’ software, as part of SR Inc’s ongoing research in best practices for commercial real estate sustainability.
Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.

“Value recapture and justice,” May 2011
Keynote speech and report presented by Prof. Susan Fainstein (Harvard GSD)
Lincoln Land Institute

“Branding ‘Main Street’: Local branding for community development,” January 2011
Independent study report advised by Prof. Judith Grant Long (Harvard GSD)
Harvard Graduate School of Design

“Irvine Ranch Historic Park,” August 2009
Internship report for local park development in Irvine, CA
OC Parks

“Theme Park in the city: Disneyland and the aesthetic of the ‘Anaheim Resort,” May 2008
Senior honors thesis
Stanford University

“Storefront design and LGBT brand building in Le Marais,” March 2006
Independent research report advised by Prof. Emmanuel Redoutey (Univerité de Paris)
Stanford in Paris

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Computer Skills

  • MS Office: expert knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint , familiarity with Outlook and Access
  • Strong ability with Google SketchUp (6.0+), Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign (CS3-CS5); advanced knowledge of ArcGIS (9.3); classroom experience with SPSS, AutoCAD

Languages

  • Fluent (reading/writing/speaking) French
  • Intermediate German (reading/speaking)
  • Conversational Spanish

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