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15-year career managing the technical, administrative and legal aspects of environmental compliance and an MPA that provides insight on how to effectively navigating public/private sector bureaucratic networks.


Oct 2005Present

Environmental Planner III

San Francisco Planning Department

Perform complex environmental impact evaluations; write & review technical analyses (modeling, surveys, forecasts); prepare initial environmental studies; disseminate information to public & decision-makers.

May 2014Jun 2014

Youth Development Leader

Global Glimpse

Chaperoned 12 public high school students to the Dominican Republic for a 3-week summer immersion program focusing on cultural exchange, global civil society and leadership development.

Sep 2000Sep 2005

Project Manager

Environmental Science Associates

Prepared all types of environmental review documents; conducted surveys (land use, historic resource, park user); chaired community meetings & study sessions; made presentations to officials; implemented state & federal environmental regulations.

Aug 2003Jan 2004

Adjunct Lecturer

Dept. of Geography, SFSU

Instructed the semester-long Geography 652 course "Environmental Impact Assessment." The course provided introduced students to California and federal environmental law and methods to assess environmental impacts and to critically review environmental impact reports and statements.

Feb 2000Apr 2000

Policy Intern

Resource Renewal Institute

Nonprofit organization dedicated to solving environmental problems by developing, promoting and facilitating sustainable development strategies. Assisted in the development of a state and local government reference database of sustainable policies, green building techniques, and "smart growth" planning practices.

Jun 1999Aug 1999

Planning Intern

Rhine Foundation

Over the Rhine Foundation's goal is to provide information on development opportunities to a broad spectrum of Cincinnati's residents and to foster economic development and social integration in an inner-city neighborhood. Coordinated stakeholders and assisted with preparation of a housing study to identify areas within Cincinnati to concentrate market-rate housing redevelopment efforts.


Aug 2012Present

Master of Public Administration

San Francisco State University

emphasis on public sector management and organizational design

Aug 1991May 2000

Bachelor of Arts, Urban Studies

San Francisco State University

emphasis on land use and environmental planning

Aug 1991May 2000

Bachelor of Arts, German

San Francisco State University

emphasis on linguistics and literature


Public Engagement

chair meetings and breakout groups

Project Management

scoping, budgeting, scheduling

General Plan Policy

Recreation & Open Space Element, Wind

Land Use and Zoning

Eastern Neighborhoods, Market & Octavia,

Environmental Analysis

Impact Assessment and mitigation

Environmental Compliance

California Environmental Quality Act