Skills

Skills

Project Management

 Project management and organizational management   Management of multi-million dollar budgets   Assembling committees, management and organization of various groups of people   Performed data and research analyses, experienced creating and utilizing databases

Education

Education
2007 - 2009

Masters of Urban Planning and Policy

1998 - 2002

Bachelors

Rowing-(coxswain) Men's Varsity Team 1998-2001

Work History

Work History
May 2007 - Present

Graduate Assistant in College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

University of Illinois at Chicago

Webmaster College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs: www.uic.edu/cuppa•    Created new pages, archives, organization, management, hierarchy, maintenance, and updates •    Promotion and marketing of program through on-line networking websites, monitor traffic of the website and    maintained Alumni listserv and Wiki page.  •    Active member of committee of the redesign of University website to comply with the Illinois Accessibility Act for People With Disabilities • Synchronize various alumni publications, calendars, and events with current faculty and students.

May 2008 - Sep 2008

Summer Associate

Goodman Williams

•   Analyzed information relating to market feasibility for individual properties, large development sites, downtown districts and redeveloping neighborhoods. Compiled this information daily into reports that were submitted for specific projects.  •   Conducted field research by visiting comparable developments. Gathered information on rents, prices, amenities and absorption and relayed findings to partners in firm. •   Utilized GIS and SCAN US geospatial technology programs to prepare maps.  These maps were used by chief principals at Goodman Williams Group for presentations to various municipalities •   Compiled and analyzed secondary data for sources including the US Census

Jun 2005 - May 2007

Union Organizer

AFSCME Council 31
• Developed broad, representative organizing committees of worksite leaders, and trained them to move campaigns internally • Moved workers to action by forming and maintaining strong relationships • Informed workers on NLRB practices to inoculate them against management’s opposition
Mar 2004 - Nov 2004

Fundraiser

Boxer for Senate
• Raised over 16 million dollars for U.S. Senate race as part of the statewide team, through multi-level fundraisers and on-line donations. • Organized all aspects of fundraising events, prospected hosts and high dollar donors, built host committees, and advanced candidate • Successfully managed events budget to maximize campaign funds. • Staffed Senator Boxer during fundraising call time and events
Apr 2003 - Feb 2004

Southern California Deputy Finance Director

Dean for America
• Organized major presidential campaign fundraisers from bottom-up, with multi-hundred thousand-dollar goals • Developed host committees and solicitation strategies, directly solicited, worked with hosts, and gained celebrity support • Constructed and maintained event databases, and provided direct support to the candidate
Dec 2002 - Mar 2003

Fundraiser/ Scheduler

SG&A Political Consultants
• Implemented call program and coordinated all fundraising efforts for Madison Shockley for L.A. City Council • Campaign organizer for Nellie Rios-Parra for LAUSD School Board, gathered endorsements and coordinated all events • Scheduler for both Madison Shockley for L.A. City Council and Nellie Rios-Parra for LAUSD School Board
Aug 2002 - Nov 2002

Field Liason

California Democratic Party
• Supervised various field offices and their staff for the “Get Out The Vote” effort • Trained and supervised paid canvassers for statewide walk programs throughout California • Assisted statewide field director in management of over 25 field offices throughout the state