University of Illinois at Chicago  |  Master of Urban Planning and Policy  |  2010

Illinois State University  |  B.S. Arts Technology  |  2004


Contracts and Grants Manager | Bureau of Urban Forestry – San Francisco Public Works


Transportation Planner  |  San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
January 2016 – December 2017

  • Lead agency development of the Transportation Asset Management Program
  • Monitor and report on State of Good Repair
  • Contribute to the development of the SFMTA Capital Plan

Community Liaison  |  San Francisco Department of Public Works
May 2012 – December 2015

  • Community Clean Team Volunteer Program
    • Manage and coordinate monthly Community Clean Team volunteer events with over 3,000 volunteers participating annually.
    • Manage work assignments for team of 10-15 DPW staff members.
    • Communicate and outreach to elected officials, partner City agencies, local business and neighborhood groups, and residents.
  • Street Parks Program
    • Provide technical assistance to residents and community organizations in the planning and implementation of neighborhood Street Parks projects.
    • Coordinate with partner agencies to resolve issues and expedite solutions to complete neighborhood projects on schedule. 
    • Coordinate material and resource support for Street Park projects.
  • Giant Sweep Anti-Litter Campaign
    • Developed program and structure for the Mayor’s Giant Sweep Anti-Litter campaign.
    • Prioritized and assigned work tasks between campaign staff, Department public affairs staff, and public relations contractors.
    • Developed relationships with other City agencies, community organizations and local businesses to support the campaign programs and goals. 
  • Other duties as assigned
    • Manage Community Programs staff, coordinate staff work assignments and special projects. 
    • Attend public meetings on behalf of the Department and communicate Department projects, goals and initiatives to the public.
    • Develop outreach strategy to increase participation and engagement with the Department’s community programs.

Pedestrian Safety Planner  |  Active Transportation Alliance (contracted to the Chicago Department of Transportation)
January 2010 – April 2012

  • Managed Safe Routes for Seniors Program
    • Coordinated outreach and established relationships with senior service organizations and providers.
    • Developed and delivered over 55 public workshops to over 2500 older adults each year. 
    • Evaluated program effectiveness and implemented changes to workshop materials and content.
    • Provided expertise in senior mobility issues to various pedestrian program efforts.
  • Administered Sidewalk Snow Removal Campaign
    • Created informational and promotional materials related to the campaign.
    • Developed partnerships with community organizations, city agencies, businesses, and elected officials to promote campaign messaging and increase compliance of the City ordinances. 
    • Researched national best practices and recommended changes to existing municipal code.
  • Coordinate Crosswalk Enforcement Initiative
    • Analyzed GIS spatial data to identify locations for crosswalk enforcement efforts.
    • Coordinated enforcement events with the Chicago Police Department Traffic Unit.
    • Communicated enforcement actions to elected officials and community members.
    • Collected enforcement data for purposes of grant reporting, media requests, and program evaluation.
  • Other duties as assigned
    • Coordinated with consultants on development of various program projects such as, the Chicago Pedestrian Plan and the Chicago Pedestrian Safety Campaign.
    • Conducted GIS analysis for various projects such as the signal upgrade priority model and the LPI signal timing upgrade model.
    • Maintained and updated program website and social media channels.
    • Maintained and managed crash statistic database.
    • Responded to public inquiries and FOIA requests. 


  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient in ESRI ArcGIS
  • Strong public speaking, over four years of experience of public speaking in the public-sector.
  • Proficient in digital media; strong working knowledge of multiple CMS platforms, photography, video, and website design.