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Work experience

Mar 2012Present

Graduate Research Assistant

Morgan State University

Reviewed corridor and urban renewal plans within study area for community and economic development indicators.  Researched community economic development strategies (CEDS), data, and case studies to explore the relationships between neighborhoods and the university.  Interacted with stakeholders for research project.  Used geographic information systems (GIS) to construct maps.

Mar 2011Nov 2011

Project Associate/Intern/Volunteer

American Planning Association - New Jersey Chapter (APA-NJ)

Designed survey to assess planning needs of community based organizations (CBOs) in New Jersey. Formulated questions that were to be administered to CBOs. Constructed "Methodology" section of report for the Community Planning Assistance Committee.

May 2007Aug 2007

Land Surveyor

Princeton Junction Engineering

Conducted soil logs for water seepage. Examined soil cores for texture, and support of root structures for water table analysis. Staked out property for boundary analysis.

Education

Skills

TransCAD
ArcGIS
Quantitative Analytics
Cartography
Geography

References

Robert Snyder

Tom Schulze

Frank Falcone

Summary

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.

Specialties

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

Interest

City and regional planning; urban planning; transportation planning; transit-oriented development (TOD); mixed-use development; science; technology; travelling; music; reading