I have recently completed a Masters degree in Architecture with a concentration in urban design from the California College of the Arts. My areas of specialization include sustainable technologies and high-density urban development involving eco-cities, urban policy and new urban typologies.
Rumble Arts Center, Fundraising and Research Assistant
Non-profit organization providing affordable arts education in a low-income community.
Researched fundraising and grant options, wrote and completed grant applications, organized fundraising events, obtained local business sponsorships and donations.
Clark Construction Group, Architecture Intern-Summer
300 North LaSalle, high-rise building, LEED Gold
McCormick Place Convention Center West Expansion, LEED Certified
Perform site documentation visits; review drawings, submittals, permits for project engineers. Research and review LEED certification documentation. Revise contract specifications and complete building punchlist. Prepare equipment and materials tracking reports. Coordinate construction drawing sets.
How Many Earths, Marketing Coordinator
Non-profit organization empowering youth with energy sustainability knowledge.
Wrote, edited and designed marketing materials; designed and produced content for the website; wrote proposals and designed PowerPoint presentations for high school level science classrooms.
New Expression Newsmagazine, Managing Editor
Monthly news publication with a circulation of 80,000 Chicagoland high school students.
Write and research news/editorial articles, edit content and layout, recruit and mentor teen journalists.
California College of the Arts, MArch, Architecture
Concentration in urban design studios and research. Design included waterfront urban masterplan of decommissioned military base and urban masterplan for Tianjin, PRC.
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), BArch, Architecture
Professional 5-year degree with a focus on high density housing designs, sustainable technologies and architecture theory.