I am humble, hungry and smart. I strive to inspire and be inspired to tackle complex and socially responsible projects. Through a range of experiences, I hope to promote an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to problem solving including roots in architecture, and research and advocacy practices found in the fields of public health and public policy. Customer engagement and thoughtfulness are of upmost importance to me.

 

Education:

  • University of California, Berkeley – Master’s of Architecture with High Honors, 2011

  • California College of the Arts – Bachelor’s of Architecture with Distinction, 2008

 

Awards:

• Architecture Departmental Grant, CED, UC Berkeley 2010-2011

• AIA Henry Adams School Medal & Certificate of Merit CCA, 2008

• Jury Prize, CCA, Spring 2008

• Trustee’s Scholarship, CCA, 2006, 2007, 2008

• Faculty Honors Award, CCA, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

 

Skills:

• Communication: Strategic and thoughtful writing, mind-mapping, diagramming, pithy presentation chops

• Leadership: Strong understanding of emotional intelligence, feedback mechanisms, work culture and team building

• Project Management: Agile (Scrum), Asana, Notion, Slack

• Design & Architecture: ArchiCad, VectorWorks, Revit, ArchiOffice, EnergyPro, CalCerts, Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop

• Puedo hablar Español

 

Current Experience:

Project Manager

RAD Urban

2018 - Present

At RAD, I have been responsible for coordinating development of new products and improvements to existing products or product lines. While formally part of the Architecture/Design Team, I serve as liaison with manufacturing – advocating for good design while at the same time responding to manufacturing constraints (budget, timeline, supply chain and procurement).

Design Review Board Member

City of Richmond

2019 - Present

Appointed by the Mayor, this volunteer position involves the review of major planning projects in the City of Richmond. I provide feedback and Conditions of Approval at bi-monthly meetings.

Past Experience:

Designer

dsa Architects

2016 - 2018

 

Editorial Consultant

Seep City

2015 – 2016

 

Designer & Researcher

Studio for Urban Projects

2009 - 2016

 

Designer 

Self

2008 - Present

 

Instructor

“Fast Food, Slow Food”, UC Berkeley, CED

Spring Semester 2011

 

Designer & Consultant 

Pie Ranch

2008-2009

 

Designer & Draftsperson

Tamley Architectural Design

2005-2008

 

Editorial Assistant

“Green House” (Princeton Architectural Press)

2003-2004

 

Table Talk Content Coordinator

Salon.com

1998-2000