I have a love and desire to shape and create communities through a balance of creative and scientific problem solving. I have acquired knowledge with regards to modern planning principles and practices; case studies that incorporate these principles; and industry tools (transportation software, GIS, etc.) that are in demand to meet today's planning challenges. My engineering experience, coupled with my ever-expanding knowledge of urban and transportation planning, provides an edge to relevant firms and organizations, as they strive to innovate in the built environment.
My short-term goals include the completion of a Master's Degree program in city and regional planning (M.C.R.P), as well as the completion of some related internships. My long-term goals include experience working in both the public and private sectors as related to urban and transportation planning. I have chosen the above path as I desire a career that demands more of a balance between creativity and analysis than some of my previous work experiences.
My purpose in life is to create communities that make sense from economic, environmental, and social equity perspectives. I am passionate about urban environments and transportation systems (particularly various railway systems). Ideally, I would like to work in planning mixed-use developments, and ultimately, transit-oriented development (TOD). The planning profession provides me with an outlet by which I can help citizens through my applied knowledge of geography, and mass transit.
City and Regional Planning; Urban Planning; Transportation Planning; Transit-Oriented Development (TOD); Mixed-Use Development; Sustainable Development; Land Use; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); ESRI ArcGIS 9.3; Cartography; Geography