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Summary

My vibrant, dynamic, & unique professional ethos is composed of multidimensional skill-sets, expertise, & interests:

Collaborative Advantage Specialties (soft skills which are rare & valuable):
Ethos empowerment, moral imagination, emotional intelligence, persistence and optimism, relationship fostering, integrative thinking, organizational intelligence, empathetic discovery, & a get better mindset.

I'm working to increase my capacity to understand & interpret the relationship between behavioral systems and how these attributes affect performance & relationships. I have an open mind & I'm committed to the health of the larger whole. I consider myself discerning, a global citizen, & engaged in life.

Solutions & opportunities I'm experiencing or developing:
Inevitability thinking, systems thinking, strategy development, belief determination, social practice, experimentalism, client/patient capital, altruism, cultural planning, emergence, Being & Presence, complexity, collective & social impact design, root cause analysis, deliberate practice, adaptive leadership, autonomy, mastery, purpose, my unique collaborative advantage (interplay of assets, purpose, and reality), global citizenry, defensive pessimism, learning projects, perspective (the link between observation & meaning), analyzing key mindsets for personal awareness, systempreneurship, transformative action and social aikido, networking mindsets (mutually-beneficial relationships that create reciprocal value), self worth, communities of practice, flexibility and simultaneously not giving up on convictions, intrinsic Involvement, adaptable perception, gratitude, biophilia, urban acupuncture, urban metabolism, dynamic governance, rapid prototyping, meta-learning cognition, project management, climate disruption, process management, growth mindset, progress traps, Consciousness, conflict mediation, organic gardening, vermicomposting, activism, conservation, & sustainable architectural design.

Work History

Apr 2014Jun 2104

Member of the Board of Directors

Cedar Park  Neighbors

Cedar Park Neighbors is a 501(c)3, volunteer-run, non-partisan civic association, located in West Philadelphia. Cedar Park Neighbors is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of five officers and up to 16 directors-at-large. Directors serve two-year terms and may be re-elected to serve additional terms.
Topics, issues, and opportunities addressed by the board involve, but are not limited to, land-use, development, committees and subcommittees, youth scholarships, program planning, community organizing, and neighborhood plantings/restoration.

For more information about Cedar Park Neighbors, please visit our website at: http://www.cedarparkneighbors.org/

Mar 2013Mar 2014

Urban Trails Organizer

Student Conservation Association, Americorps, & The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation

Bringing individuals into the textures of positive and healthy experiences.

Convening open-space stewardship around a public park and urban trail
Organizing Human Capital through stewardship and programming initiatives
Coalescing around an urban trail network in order to improve health outcomes

Outputs & Outcomes: organizing community, improving outreach strategies, project management, ecological stewardship, trail restoration, improving health outcomes, monthly summaries, quarterly reports, budgeting, & advocacy.

Blog: http://www.scattergoodfoundation.org/userblog/11729

Aug 2009Mar 2013

Behavioral Consultant Associate

Educational & Behavioral Consulting, Inc.
Behavioral Consultant Associate: Flourtown, PA Provide and implement a full range of educational and behavioral services to young individuals with special needs, such as those with neurological disorders, through one-on-one contact in the day care, preschool, and academic settings Outputs: customizing teaching plans, monitoring and updating the individuals progress Outcomes: Designing programs geared toward the successful growth and learning of the individual.
Jun 2009Aug 2009

Co Leader

Student Conservation Association
Leader: The Student Conservation Association Philadelphia, PA Working among the many flora and fauna of the Fairmount Park System, we co-led a group of ten(10) area High School students through an intensive seven(7) week park stewardship program. Outputs: trash removal, recycling, invasive species and graffiti removal, repairing vandalized structures, and sustaining hiking trails in the Wissahickon Valley region of North-West Philadelphia. Outcomes: Cultivating stewardship and encouraging young people to use proactive strategies and take owner- ship of green space in their own community.
Apr 2007Sep 2008

Associate

Urban Roots Community Garden Center
Associate/Employee at (Seasonal) Buffalo, NY Sales, customer service, opening and closing duties such as counting register drawers, depositing money in safe. Coordinated handling of plants and plant materials. Created advertising for the store using Microsoft Publisher. Outcomes: Horticultural education for costumers and guests, and aided in overseeing success of new indepen- dent cooperatively run urban garden nursery., Committees & Board of Directors Project for Public Spaces Leadership Council Connect the Circuit Steering Committee

Education

2015Present

Biophilic Design: Improving Health and Well-Being in the Built Environment

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Academy

n introduction to biophilia and its scientific support.
Walk-throughs of each of the 14 patterns, their health benefits, and how they can be applied to interiors.
General design guidelines when working with biophilia.
Three case studies of projects that feature biophilic interiors.
A final quiz to test knowledge and comprehension of the material.
Course here: http://bit.ly/1JfnKYV

2015Present

Planetary Boundaries & Human Opportunities: The Quest for Safe & Just Dev. on a Resilient Planet

Stockholm Resilience Center and Sustianable Development Solutions

The course explores a range of emerging concepts within sustainability science. These concepts include: the Anthropocene, planetary boundaries, the social-ecological systems approach and resilience thinking. Such concepts are at the core of contemporary research and debates in the arena of global sustainability. sustainability.https://www.sdsnedu.org/courses/1880/learn?edcast_ref=35315

2012Present

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Biomimicry 3.8 Classroom

Foundations of Biomimicry - An interactive online course with a full immersion experience including:
• the key elements of biomimicry
• what makes a biomimicry case study
• a review of the process of integrating biology into design
• an introduction to Life’s Principles

2014Present

Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation

Acumen

Collaborated with 5 other Philadelphia-based professionals through this 7 week course which introduces you to the concepts of human-centered design and helps you use the design process to create innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions for social change.
The human-centered design process is based upon the fundamental belief that gaining a deep understanding of the needs, hopes, and aspirations of potential customers and the lives they live yields incredible inspiration for new solutions.
The pedagogy process is based on methods of human-centered design so that you can be more intentional about facing and solving your current challenges, let you experiment with the power of human-centered design, teach you to identify patterns and opportunities for concept development, inspire you to approach challenges differently and experience how human-centered design can add new perspectives to your work. It will also give you hands-on experience speaking to, prototyping for, and testing solutions with potential users.

http://plusacumen.org/courses/hcd-for-social-innovation/?utm_source=Acumen+Courses&utm_campaign=803f19d915-March2014+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5487fc5190-803f19d915-58080273

2015Present

Obesity: Causes and Consequences 

University of Reading

Online course titled Obesity: Causes and Consequences

A concentration on Public Health and Nutrition
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/obesity

2014Present

Acumen Essentials 1: Intro to Moral Imagination & Challenges in Poverty Alleviation

Acument

A 6-week introductory course that takes you through a variety of materials Acumen has designed to train leaders who wish to change the way the world tackles poverty, and build a world based on dignity. This course is for beginners, new to the social impact space and interested in learning more about entrepreneurial approaches to poverty alleviation.
Acumen’s definition of leadership starts with moral imagination: the humility to see the world as it is, and the audacity to imagine the world as it could be. Course participants will begin by further developing their personal leadership skills, cultivate more self-awareness, and discover their own style to leadership, through the lens of moral imagination. This includes exercises that ask you to dig deep and share personal stories, experiences and opinions.

2012

M.Sc

Philadelphia University

Sustainable Architectural Design

2008

B.A

State University of NY College at Buffalo

Philosophy and Anthropology, minor in Geography

Certifications

Certification of Recognition, Well Building Standard

International Well Building Institute

GBCI Course ID: 0920003583
Course creator: International WELL Building Institute

2013Present

Permaculture Certificate

Regenerative Leadership Institute

Natural Building Construction, Renewable Energy & Technology, Rainwater harvesting and conservation

2013Present

Citizen Planner, Planning, Zoning, and Community-Driven Development

City of Philadelphia Planning Commision/Citizens Planning Institute

Purpose: To educate citizens about the role good planning and implementation play in helping to create communities of lasting value.
Class Project: Improving on-street lighting for improved safety

For more information: http://citizensplanninginstitute.org/

Fellowship

StartingBloc Fellow (2014)

NYC Institute

At the NY ’14 StartingBloc Institute, you participate in a series of workshops and activities designed to inspire you and stretch your limits. You learn directly from high impact entrepreneurs and change-makers, you work with proven frameworks for delivering change, and you build relationships with new life-long allies.
For more information, visit: http://startingbloc.org/ny14/ or http://startingbloc.org/institute/

Fellowship

Un-School of Disruptive Design Fellow (2015)

NYC Institute

A one week intensive Fellowship program in the form of an dynamic experimental knowledge laboratory which aims to activate leaders and accelerate social change through workshops, mentorships, field-trips, educational programming and more.

https://newlearningtimes.com/cms/article/2796

For more information and to apply, see: http://www.un-schools.com/blog/2015/12/30/what-happened-at-our-un-school-nyc-fellowship

Fellowship

HIVE Global Fellow (2016)

Boston, MA Institute

Hive is a global network of CEOs, leaders, entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators, and philanthropists who are creating a better world and solving humanity's biggest challenges.

http://hive.org/