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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

20072009

Masters of Urban Planning and Policy

19982002

Bachelors

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

Work experience

May 2007Present

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 2008Sep 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 2005May 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 2004Nov 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 2003Feb 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 2002Mar 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 2002Nov 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