Christy Paciocco

Christy Paciocco




Group Building Skills

Technical Experience: Office

 Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, Macintosh, Windows

Technical Experience: Design

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, AutoCAD, Land F/X, Rhino, Sketchup, ArcGIS

Creative Problem Solving

Research Skills

Verbal and Written Communication Skills

Career Aspirations

I would like to work with communities to better their quality of living. I am interested in working with people to find what best suits their society to create a vernacular infrastructure that offers the most functional and usable neighborhood in which to live. I want to go beyond creating space based on global societal norms and create a sense of place in which the people see themselves in their local structure. This can be achieved not only through the physical representation of their surroundings but also through the economic and political surroundings of their local environment. 

My ideal job would be one where I can fuse the physical environment with the culture of the people to create an engaging neighborhood where people are physically, emotionally, and mentally equipped. I would like to use my place knowledge from landscape architecture to further my participation and involvement in public affairs and international development. 

Work History

Work History
2005 - 2009

Volunteer Intern

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Mailings, database input, telephoning, assembling informational packets, organizing paperwork, photocopying and collating, creating documents

While my work consisted of intern/secretarial nature, by participating in fundraisers and working with local directors, I received information on the nature and workings of non profit organizations, specifically those related to health and the medical field.  


Aug 2009 - Present

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Virginia Tech

GPA: 2.93


Member of Alpha Rho Chi

National Professional Fraternity for Architecture and the Allied Arts

Member since 2010

Secretary Spring 2013

Planning and participating in professional fraternity and community events, attending weekly meetings and workshops 

Big Event participant 2010-2013

Relevant Courses:

Urban Public Issues

Urban Policy and Planning

World Regions

Global Environmental Issues

Social and Cultural Landscapes

Urbanization and Development

People, Community, Place

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Danish Institute of Study Abroad


Urban Design Studio

Scandinavian Design & Architecture: History, Theory, and Practice

While living in Copenhagen, I studied the structure and functionality of the city based on its cultural context, history, influences, and actors involved in forming it. Copenhagen succeeds in creating a city in which Danish culture presides, rather than a generic formula for cities. Authorities are willing to test out new strategies in infrastructure to better the functionality of the city. Furthermore, the city protects and improves on its successful bicycle culture while also experimenting with usability programs from external influences (like the rise of outdoor cafe seating in this very northern city). 


I extensively traveled through Denmark, Sweden, and Finland giving me an understanding of all three cultures. I experienced first hand the capitals of Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Helsinki, studying how they compare to each other as well as how they each function for the people in which they serve.