Observing. Exploring. Creating.
I have over a decade of experience in public policy, community planning, and environmental design. I am intrigued at the balance between art and science, built and natural, chaos and order. I am passionate about creating beautiful, adaptive, and resilient places that benefit people and the environment. Driven by a sense of possibility, I follow my curiosity and dive in.
My career started as a Teach for America corps member in the colonias of the Rio Grande Valley on the US - Mexico border, a community grappling with the challenges of population growth, a changing agricultural economy, and lack of infrastructure. Since the mid 2000s I've worked in public policy and as urban and land use planner. I recently accepted a new position as the Executive Director / Station manager of 89.1 KHOL, a community radio station in Jackson, Wyoming (and the only independent radio station in the state). It’s an unexpected direction but one that allows me to blend my interests in the arts, music, and public affairs.
D E S I G N: Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, SketchUP, hand-sketching
M A P P I N G: ArcGIS, QGIS, MapInfo, LiDAR, land surveying
R E S E A R C H: project management, quantitative analysis, survey design
P E O P L E: public speaking, fluent Spanish, community engagement, press outreach, client management, fundraising
E D U C A T I O N:
The Conway School (MSc., Ecological Design)
University of Wisconsin - Madison (BA, Political Science)
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
T E S T I M O N I A L:
“… a special animal. incredibly smart and savvy. Mysterious. Aloof. Vicious and fierce when necessary. Fundamentally nonplussed.“ - Dan Gutstein, author of Bloodcoal & Honey and Non/Fiction