Graduate from the University of Southern California (USC) currently seeking entry level positions in architecture, public affairs, or business development; would consider any Internship position available as well. I am particularly interested in working on sustainable design projects, public interfacing and communication strategies with government agencies, local press, and potential clients.
Morphosis Architects, Culver City, CA, US, Business Development & Communications Intern
Managed the effort to garner/edit/publish over 20 Morphosis built and unbuilt projects on the firm website: Morphopedia.com
Corresponded with local, national, and international press on behalf of the firm
Assisted in the archiving of publications, drawings, and models featuring Morphosis built and unbuilt work, including Emerson College Los Angeles, Caltrans, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Cooper Union, and the San Francisco Federal Building
Helped research and gather content for award submissions, RFQ/RFP process, and client presentations.
California Forward, Los Angeles, CA, US, Research Assistant
Assisted project leaders in the research and analysis of local government budgets and state fiscal policies
Focused on the graphic presentation of research, data, and policy proposals
Gained experience working with local press and coordinating with local city officials on behalf of non-profit groups
California Strategies, LLC, Los Angeles, CA, US, Research Intern
Focused on the research and implementation of AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, as it relates to local impact scenarios
Assisted in the presentation of information to relevant supervisors and development of policy proposals for different regulatory scenarios
Gained experience in the analysis of California politics, public policy, and regulatory history
The Red Shirt Project, Red Shirt, SD, US, Project Volunteer
Annual summer internship in South Dakota constructing and designing new shelters/utility services/infrastructures on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Assisted in the construction and designing of new shelters and infrastructures on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
Helped in the coordination and construction of sustainable designs, including residential straw-bale houses
Gained proficiency with building tools and machine operations on active construction sites
Canterbury USC, Los Angeles, CA, US, Office Assistant
Organized volunteer events on behalf of Canterbury USC, including feeding the homeless, tutoring primary and elementary school children
Assisted in the management of filing system, data and collateral material
Outlined schedules, events, spreadsheets for analysis
University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture
5th Year Independent Research Award, 1st Place
This award is a recognition of exemplary research and scholarship on a written topic from a 5th Year student. The research paper was titled “To Kill a Lakota,” and represented a historical and contemporary analysis of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.