Education

University of California, Los Angeles

2011 - 2013
Bachelor's of Arts, Political Science

Santa Monica College

2009 - 2011
Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts

Profile

Strategic business development professional with experience designing, leading, and implementing a broad range of organizational objectives.

Experience

Senior Program Officer

April 2013 - Present
Partners for Livable Communities, Washington, DC
  • Developed a major new program initiative and strategically raised more than $600,000 from a diverse, multi-sector group of funders with complementary interests in committing funding
  • Directed the second year of the MetLife City Leaders Institute; worked with a civic leadership group from each of ten participating municipalities to initiate a monthly progress check-in, support revision of each participant’s strategic 12-month plan as needed, and provide tailored research support to each participating community
  • Researched community-based transportation best practices supportive of aging in place, culminating in a policy report
  • Collect and interpret data for use in grant proposals and program reports
  • Work with other team members to complete special projects and achieve project deadlines

Special Projects Manager

July 2012 - March 2013
Ralph J. Bunche Center for African-American Studies, UCLA
  • Developed software training presentations to support student learning objectives
  • Digitized a variety of physical media and developed digital organizational systems to streamline locating and accessing faculty research
  • Maintained the Center’s computers and supported network administration

UCLA Chapter Coordinator, State Board Chair

August 2009 - September 2012
California Student Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG), Los Angeles, CA
  • Organized, facilitated, and chaired state board meetings and conferences
  • Chaired the statewide executive committee; worked with student leaders across the state to support and build organizational and program capacity at the local chapter level
  • Elected by the state Board of Directors to serve one-year term
  • Coordinated the UCLA CALPIRG chapter: developed chapter leadership, trained student interns to organize issue-oriented grassroots campaigns intended to engage the student body and influence public policy

Skills & Proficiency

Python & Django

Javascript & jQuery

Angular

HTML5 & CSS

Ruby on Rails

Sketch & Photoshop