Cristina DiFazio

Cristina DiFazio

Newton, MA, US

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Shire Pharmaceuticals, Lexington, MA, US, Facilities Planning Intern

• Designed an interactive display case and a large display installation to showcase company products
• Prepared a corporate branding package proposing installation types and locations for an international location
• Conducted AutoCAD drawing cleanup in order to improve functionality of the company’s space management system
• Provided move supports for the relocation of large amounts of people into new office spaces
• Created updated fire plans for display in the lobby of each company owned and full lease building
• Updated company standard specifications manual with finishes from new building renovations

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017

Shire Pharmaceuticals, Lexington, MA, US, Facilities Planning Intern

• Verified emergency evacuation items for 16 company buildings and created new code compliant evacuation plans for each building
• Wrote new company standards documents containing the process and details for editing existing evacuation plans and creating new evacuation plans
• Conducted test fits of various office spaces to maximize the capacity of those spaces
• Provided move supports for the relocation of large amounts of people into new office spaces

May 2016 - Aug 2016

Hopkinton Town Planning Board, Hopkinton, MA, US, Intern (Volunteer)

• Developed master site plan options for an in development elementary school and surrounding town land
• Attended Planning Board meetings for review of proposed site plans and building permits

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects, Hopkinton, MA, US, Architecture Intern

• Participated in client meetings and preparation of a project proposal for redevelopment of a performance venue and worked on a drawing package for a large automotive dealership
• Revised AutoCAD drawings, reviewed job sites, researched product specifications, and received training on advanced building materials

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

JGA Architecture, Holliston, MA, US, Architecture Intern

• Transferred drawings from paper to AutoCAD
• Worked independently
• Revised AutoCAD drawings

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011


The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), State College, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Business Minor
GPA 3.35
Dean’s List Spring 2016
Dean’s List Fall 2016
Dean's List Spring 2018
Microeconomics Teaching Assistant

Aug 2013 - May 2018

Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton, MA, US, High School, High School Diploma

GPA 4.2

Girl Scout Silver and Bronze Awards
Academic Achievement Awards - Brooks Automation and Polyarts
AP Scholar with Distinction
Hopkinton High School National Honor Society
Rensselaer (RPI) Architecture Summer Career Discovery Program 2012
Hopkinton Summer Community Band
Library Volunteer – Hopkinton, MA and Gilford, NH
Girl Scouts– troop coordinator

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013

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