On May 17, 2014, I will be graduating from Morgan State University’s School of Architecture + Planning with my Master of City and Regional Planning (M.C.R.P.) and a specialization in Urban Design and Sustainable Cities. Less than a month afterward, my term of service with AmeriCorps will be nearing an end and I’ll be turning a new page.
My time at Morgan has afforded so many diverse opportunities for work experience. I consider myself to be quite fortunate in that I’ve expanded my planning tool box while investing my time in a series of internships, consulting and contractual positions, and in a University assistantship. I can confidently say that I am ready to settle into my full-time career as a planning professional.
With my master’s, and coupled with my Bachelor of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art, I offer an exceptional perspective to a planning, urban design, architecture, or landscape architecture firm. My approach effectively combines a practical evaluation with creative insight. Furthermore, my professional experiences in planning have given me a unique ability to apply theories and concepts to hands-on planning processes.
Having worked both in public and in private planning firms, my range of responsibilities have included community planning, event management, graphic design, research and development, as well as grant and report writing, just to name a few. I have delivered comprehensive plans on schedule and in alignment with overall planning strategies. Some firms and agencies where I have worked include the Baltimore County Department of Planning, TND Planning Group, Seth Harry and Associates, Doo Consulting, Morgan State University as a Research Assistant and for a Northeast Baltimore Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), and, most recently, the Baltimore City Department of Planning and its Office of Sustainability as an AmeriCorps service member. I also have a strong background in sustainability work, from my personal research and avid volunteerism to my employment at the Baltimore non-profit, Baltimore Green Works.
As you can see, I’ve been able to make valuable contributions to this profession, despite the recent economic recession. But I’ve only just begun! Should you stumble across this webpage and see the value in my skills, please pass my information along! I am passionate and qualified, and would love to hear about any regional opportunities.
Please refer to my resume for a more detailed summary of my educational and professional experiences in sustainable urban design and planning. For samples of my work, I would like to direct you to my Behance portfolio.