Resume

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Employment

  • 2016 - Present: Visiting Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute, New York City

  • 2016 - Present: Adjunct Faculty, City University of New York, New York City

  • 2017 - Present: Founder, AAK Press (www.aakpress.com)  

  • 2017 - 2018: Director of Policy and Strategy, Center for Social Inclusion/Race Forward, New York City

  • 2014 - 2017: Policy Advocacy Coordinator, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, New York City

  • 2012 - 2017: Adjunct Faculty, The New School, New York City

  • 2012 - 2015: Co-Founder, Waycount (www.waycount.com)

  • 2009 - 2013: Urban Planner, Project for Public Spaces, New York City

  • 2007 - 2009: Land Use Aide, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Alexandria, Virginia

Education

  • 2006 - 2008: Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Virginia Tech University

  • 2000 - 2005: Bachelor of Science, Urban Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University

Software Proficiency

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Photoshop), ArcGIS, Google Apps, Microsoft Office, other

Courses Taught

  • Spring 2019: Shaping the Future of New York City, Staten Island College - City University of New York

  • Spring 2019: Faking/Making Nature, Pratt Institute, NYC

  • Summer 2018: Community Studies Fieldwork, City University of New York - School of Professional Studies

  • Spring 2017: Liquid Cities: Reimagining Urban Waterfronts and Waterways, The New School, NYC

  • Summer 2017: Public Engagement in Urban Planning, Pratt Institute, NYC

  • Spring 2017: Community Studies Fieldwork, City University of New York - School of Professional Studies

  • Fall 2016: City Studio: Action Research for Social Change, Eugene Lang College The New School, NYC

  • Summer 2016: Community Studies Fieldwork, City University of New York - School of Professional Studies

  • Fall 2015:  Public Engagement in Urban Planning, Eugene Lang College The New School, NYC

  • Spring 2015:  Public Engagement Urban Planning, Parsons The New School, NYC

  • Fall 2014:  Urban Research Lab, Eugene Lang College The New School, NYC

  • Spring 2013:  Public Engagement in Urban Planning, Parsons The New School, NYC

Professional Affiliations

  • 2016 - 2017: NYC Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) Community Adaptation Working Group

  • 2016 - 2017: NY/NJ Harbor & Estuary Program Conservation Working Group

  • 2015 - 2018: UREx Sustainability Research Network City Comparison Working Group

  • 2015 - 2017: East Harlem Rezoning Plan Transportation and Environment Working Group

  • 2015 - 2017: Mayor’s Office of Sustainability (MOS) Urban Heat Island Working Group

  • Various other academic, governmental, and community-based Associations

Residencies and Exhibitions

  • 2019: Artist Residency - Human Impacts Institute, Governors Island, NYC

  • 2012: Exhibition - Chilean Architecture Biennale, Santiago, Chile

  • 2012: Exhibition - US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy

  • 2011: Exhibition - DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2013: Studio Instructor - Strelka Institute for Architecture, Media and Design, Moscow, Russia

  • 2012 - 2013: Social Practice Residency - Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

  • 2014: Design Residency: NY Designs Business Incubator, Queens, NY

  • 2015: Exhibition: Urban Prototyping Festival - San Francisco, CA

Updated May 2019