Community Relations Representative      

UCSF, San Franciscco, CA                                August 2015 – January 2017

  • Led neighborhood engagement as liaison to Mission Bay campus and  Zuckerberg San Francisco General
  • Developed customized workplans to track multiple large-scale projects’ progress
  • Identified and monitored UCSF’s impact on community programs
  • Collaborated with community health partners and graduate students on neighborhood health issues

Program Analyst

City of Oakland, Oakland, CA                               February 2013 – August 2015         

  • Administered $1.2 million in Community Service Block grants that serve low-income residents in Alameda County
  • Conducted complex administrative and budget analysis for contracts and grants execution
  • Collaborated with community groups and financial institutions on asset building, Community Reinvestment Act activities, and products for low-income residents
  • Monitored CSBG grant funded programs and identifies areas for improvement

Research Associate

Pacific Institute, Oakland, CA                            February 2012 – January 2012

  • Authored report on innovative workforce development and growth in the green jobs in the water sector
  • Contributed to health, land use and climate change planning focusing on disadvantaged neighborhoods in Oakland

Planning Consultant

San Francisco, CA                                            April 2011 – February 2012

  • Analyzed land use, affordable housing, social heritage, health and transportation issues in the South of Market neighborhood
  • Compiled data for Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC); reviewed applications for San Mateo county affordable housing units

Planning Assistant

Calthorpe Associates, Berkeley, CA                   November 2010 – February 2011

  • Created Geographic Information System (GIS) data for a scenario development tool that explores future growth of land use and transportation investments for the State of California to help inform policy decisions

Planning Aide              

Department of City Planning, New York, NY       October 2008 – July 2010

  • Reviewed and prepared local neighborhood land use plans and environmental impact statements pursuant to the City Environmental Quality Review Process
  • Identified and analyzed areas of investment in the City’s waterfront and made recommendations for the revision of New York City’s Comprehensive Waterfront Plan
  • Coordinated communications, tasks, and deadlines between consultants and staff

Planning Intern

Association of Bay Area Governments, Oakland, CA               Summer 2009

  • Gathered information, analyzed, and mapped existing conditions of Priority Development Areas related to greenhouse gas emissions policy
  • Examined San Francisco Bay Area cities’ Urban Water Management plans, comparing the projected population growth to the projected water supply and demand


Columbia University

Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation New York, NY

Master of Science in Urban Planning  May 2010

University of California, Irvine        Irvine, CA

International Studies B.A., Minor in Sociology


Vice Chair, South of Market Community Stabilization Fund, 2012 – present

Coro Community Fellow and Volunteer January 2006 – present

UC Irvine Alumni Association Board Member June 2006 – August 2008


LEED Green Associate, USGBC