UW grad seeking part-time positions
Urban Planning
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
University: University of Washington
Major: Urban Planning

UW grad seeking part-time positions

EDUCATION

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
June 2017
Master of Urban Planning
GPA: 3.85/4.0
Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship Recipient, Women in Transportation Seminar (2017)
Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellow, Federal Highway Administration (2016-2017)

Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN
May 2013
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
GPA: 3.4/4.0

RECENT WORK EXPERIENCE

Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle, WA
July 2017 - present
Associate Transportation Planner
-- Evaluate a broad range of private development projects for preliminary street improvement and operational requirements in accordance with the Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 23
-- Attend up to three SDCI pre-submittal conferences each week to provide preliminary guidance to developers as part of the SDCI Master Use Permit (MUP) process
-- Collaborate with City staff across divisions and departments to resolve issues surrounding development projects, including transportation operations, waste management, and project coordination
-- Write memos to the Design Review Board (DRB) for up to ten projects per week to inform the DRB of street improvement requirements and SDOT recommendations
Coordinate SDOT review of applicant requests for deviations and/or exceptions from the Right-of-Way Improvements Manual design standards and Seattle Municipal Code street improvement requirements
-- Review 0-30% street improvement designs for conceptual approval as part of the SDOT Street Improvement Permit (SIP) process
Provide early design guidance through daily communication with developers, architects, and engineers via phone, email, and in-person meetings


Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle, WA
Apr 2016 – June 2017
Development Review Graduate Intern
-- Collaborate in four person team to establish SDOT’s first Development Review program
-- Deputy Project Manager for transportation EIS reviews of the UW Campus Master Plan, Expedia Seattle Campus, and Port of Seattle Terminal-5 Improvements
Author reports and presentations to management on transportation impacts of large development projects
-- Negotiate with developers during Design Review to encourage design alignment with city transportation plans
-- Develop streetscape evaluation methodology and assess implementation of the City’s sixteen concept plans
-- Communicate with SDOT project managers to leverage opportunities for coordination of development projects impacting the right-of-way


Institute for Hazards Mitigation Research and Planning, Seattle, WA
Oct 2015 – Dec 2015
Research Assistant
-- Led 6-week research initiative for the City of Portland’s upcoming revision of the Hazard Mitigation Plan
-- Advised the City of Portland on equitable engagement of underrepresented communities
-- Researched engagement opportunities for Portland advocacy organizations and neighborhood groups
-- Investigated best practices in equitable engagement in community planning across the United States
-- Analyzed findings for inclusion in final report and presentation


LIFT, Inc., Chicago, IL
Jul 2013 – Jul 2015
Member Services Coordinator/AmeriCorps National*Direct
-- Directed office operations and oversaw customer service at a non-profit community resource center
-- Worked with community members to find jobs, access transportation services, secure safe and stable housing, enroll in public benefits, and obtain referrals for services like childcare, healthcare, and legal services
-- Managed and coordinated recruitment and hiring processes for a corps of volunteers, interns, and staff
-- Planned and delivered intensive training and reflection for volunteers, interns, and staff in all service areas
-- Cultivated and maintained working relationships with over thirty university and non-profit partners to strategically expand LIFT’s capacity and impact within the community
-- Developed curriculum, organized, and facilitated monthly digital literacy courses, in collaboration with corporate and community partners, to increase computer literacy among low-income residents
-- Wrote articles spotlighting LIFT clients and volunteers for publication on the LIFT National Blog

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