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Portfolio Highlights

Work experience

Jan 2009May 2009

Design Intern

Over the course of 4 months I worked on the landscape design around the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C.  To help raise funding for over 1 million dollars worth of construction, I rendered eight designs for three primary locations.  These included meditation gardens, re-location of a Calder sculpture, and a proposed dining area.  The images are being used to fund these three projects.

Dec 2007Feb 2008

Performance Track Intern

Environmental Protection Agency

Before moving to Australia I was hired as the EPA's performance track intern.  At this time I organized the annual Performance Track round table meeting.  Duties consisted of contacting all attending guests, creating power point documents, updating the system information, and setting up events for the meeting.

May 2007Jul 2007

Landscape Architecture Intern

Department of Parks and Recreation

As the landscape architect intern on the Bronx Team of the Department of Parks and Recreation I aided three landscape architects with their current park designs.  I created analysis boards for the Pelham Bay Park project, construction documents for the Williamsbridge Oval Park and went on many site visits.  Other duties included generating cost analyses, reading RFPs (request for proposals) and editing plans.

Education

Sep 2005May 2009

Bachelors of Landscape Architecture

During my undergraduate career I took courses in subjects including History of Landscape Architecture, horticulture, woody plant sciences, site engineering, soil science, site design, urban design, community design and many other relevant courses.

Mar 2008Jun 2008

At University of Melbourne I took 16 credits and was enrolled as a landscape architecture student.  I studied architecture, Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing, Australian garden history and took a studio course in Australian housing development design.

Jun 2007Jul 2007

This three week course included curriculum pertaining to Greek history, architecture and religion.  We traveled from Athens to Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus and Olympia to visit museums, theaters and Temples.

References

Hal Aber

Dennis Nola

Sonja Douplemann

Skills

SketchUP
AutoCAD
Geographic Information Systems
Adobe Suite CS3
For over three years I have used many of the Adobe Suite products.  I am proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and have 6 months experience with InDesign.

Photography

Interest

I am passionate about traveling and photography.  I have traveled to New Zealand, Australia, Israel, Argentina, and most of Western Germany.  I enjoy learning about different cultures and studying how their everyday lives differ from our lives.  Visiting new cities fills me with ideas for my future projects and helps me understand what makes certain projects successful.  Photographing inspirational sites is my way of displaying how special nature and the built environment is.

Work History

Computer Graphics Teaching Assistant, University of Maryland

College Park Maryland, September-December 2008

• Assisted 20 students with web page creation, Photoshop, illustrator and SketchUp•Designed new tutorials for students to follow

Design Fundamentals Teaching Assistant, University of Maryland

College Park Maryland, September-December 2007

• Generated computer graphics, assisted 20 students in design process and maintained class structure

Awards and Honors

ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) Student Merit Award

University of Maryland Chapter; 2009

National Society of Collegiate Scholars  Honors  Society

University of Maryland; 2005-Present

Deans List

University of Maryland; Fall 2005 and Fall 2008

Frank Lloyd Wright

'Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.'

Leadership Experience

University of Maryland Alternative Spring Break

Chicago, March 2007

• Volunteered in community service efforts including working at the national food bank, after-school programs, AIDS wellness center and community garden

Delta Gamma Fraternity member, 2006-Present    

•Director of Activities: Organized participation of 150 sorority and fraternity members in recreational activities and community service activities•Arranged recruitment events for over 500 women

Student  American Society of Landscape Architects member

• Secretary: Recorded University of Maryland society meetings, September 2007

• Officer of LABASH: Partook in coordination of the annual Landscape Architecture Conference, September 2008 - Present