I am pursuing jobs in many fields related to architecture and urbanism. I have a background in research and writing from my internships at the Urban Land Institute and Steven Winter Associates, a green building consulting firm that gave me experience in LEED Certification. I also maintain a written blog exploring the issue of authenticity in the modern city as well as two photographic travel blogs from my study abroad experiences in Havana and Copenhagen. I have experience in architectural design, as I was an Architectural Studies major at Middlebury College and participated on their Solar Decathlon team, which earned 4th place in the international student design/build competition. I am especially interested in sustainable design and urbanism, but would be happy working as a writer, researcher, planner, or office organizer in a design firm.
Urban Land Institute, Washington, DC, US, Infrastructure Initiative Intern
I began research for the 2013 Infrastructure Report, which involved finding case studies of innovative funding strategies for park space and citywide stormwater management plans. I also conducted research on private taxing to fund transit for an article in Urban Land magazine and developed a new website for the Infastructure Initiative using Wordpress.
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, US, Design & Construction Team Member for Solar Decathlon
I helped create the initial design proposal for Middlebury's entry into the Solar Decathlon, the DOE's international, student-led competition to design and build a solar-powered house. I was also part of the construction team and gave tours of the house on display in Washington, DC. We earned 4th place overall, earning 1st place in three categories: marketability, home entertainment, and communications.
Steven Winter Associates, Norwalk, CT, US, Intern
I interned for two summers at Steven Winter Associates, a green building consulting firm. I tested homes for energy efficiency and LEED standards, wrote articles for company publications, and worked with governmental initiatives for green housing programs.
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, US, Bachelors, Architectural Studies
I majored in Architectural Studies with minors in Spanish and Environmental Studies. I maintained a 3.67 GPA and graduated Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors in Architectural Studies.