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PUBLICATIONS

See Writing Clips for Selected Articles 

“Entertainment-Space: Four Projects in Monditalia” (contribution) in The Venice Counter-Catalogue:
A Guide to the 14th International Architecture Exhibition
, 2015

Transversing the Bay (catalog) commissioned for the exhibition TRANSIT/STASIS: Negotiating Movement in the City exhibition, October 2011


 

PUBLIC EVENTS AND TALKS

2018      GSAPP Incubator Open Sessions: Making Space for Intersection, New Inc, New York, NY

2017      Conversation with Rachel Casanova (R/GA) CRE. tech LIVE Real Estate Week, New York, NY

2017      Columbia GSAPP, Social Justice Career Symposium, New Inc, New York, NY

2017      General Economy Project Presentation for University of Leicester, New Inc, New York, NY

2016      General Economy, IDEO Happy Hour, New Inc, New York, NY 

2013      Terra Incognita, collective urban puzzle game (co-organized with Nick Sowers and     Javier Arbona), Bay Area Public School, Oakland CA,

               Power of the False, experimental workshop (co-organized with Andrew Culp and                       Delio Vasquez), Bay Area Public School, Oakland, CA.

2011      Transversing the Bay Q&A, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA


 

EXHIBITIONS

“Transversing the Bay” part of TRANSIT/STASIS: Negotiating Movement in the City, 2011

Venice Observatory Open House, Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice, Italy                                                   June 2014


 

ACADEMIC + COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

2019-21       Visiting Faculty, Pratt Institute

2018      Guest Critic, 5th Year Studio,  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY                             

2018      Organizer of Architecture Admin Happy Hour (ongoing)

2017      Guest Critic, Critical Material Practice Studio,  Pratt Institute,     Brooklyn, NY                             

2016-17   GSAPP Incubator, New Inc, New Museum, New York, NY

2016      Guest Critic, Urban Studies Studio, GSAPP, Columbia University New York, NY                        

2014      Co-organizer, Critical Shifts Symposium, Columbia University, New York, NY         

2014      Co-organizer, Venice Observatory, student-led workshop, 14th Venice International Biennale of Architecture, Venice, Italy    

2013-15 GSAPP Program Council Student Representative, Columbia University, New York, NY


 

PROJECTS

Resonant City   www.resonantcity.net                          
2009-2014
Writer and Editor of Resonant City: an online publication of arts and architecture.

Contributions include: over fifty articles and reviews, editorial direction, web design, content management, online community building through Facebook and Twitter.

 Bay Area Public School   www.thepublicschool.org                                        2012-2013
Co-founder and key organizer of the Bay Area Public School

Key Contributions: Administrative direction, training, facilitating classes, meetings, and workshops.
Online responsibilities: content management, email lists management, Facebook and Twitter outreach, user testing and QA for website. Within nine months our organization grew from forty to nearly two hundred participants hosting dozens of classes every week.


 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PRATT INSTITUTE New York, NY
Visiting Instructor, Humanities and Media Studies

2019-Present

Teaching research methods and interdisciplinary writing to fine arts and architecture students. Courses Taught: Thesis Studio—Research Methods for Architecture, Intro Literary and Critical Studies for Architects, Studio Writing Intensive (Junior + Senior Fine Arts)

MOVE38 New York, NY
Director of Marketing and Communications                                                                   2019-Present

  • Created customer acquisition lifecycle from kickstarter backer to returning customer
  • Content Strategy and Implementation of Cross-Channel Marketing on all social platforms 
  • Creation of over 150 Marketing Emails, 50 Blog posts, and 50 Kickstarter Updates
  • Brand: Developed Product Language, Pitches, Press Releases, and Personas
  • Supervised a Cross-Functional Team of  Designers, Interns, and External Marketing/PR Partners; set schedules, goals, and KPIs, trained new hires in internal systems
  • Managed ecommerce: Shopify + 2 Kickstarter campaigns revenues 750k in 2020
  • Business Development: Go-to-market research, retail partner acquisition & retention

THE ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER New York, NY
Program Director, Facades+ and Tech+ Conferences.      
2017-2018

  • Developed themes & programs for more than twenty 200 to 500 person events 
  • Supervised marketing team in promoting the conferences, commissioned editorial coverage, and managed the implementation of communications strategy
  • Managed Websites, Email Campaigns (4 Concurrent Events / 3-5 E-blasts per week)
  • Recruited Speakers and Managed Deliverables for Event Speakers, Sponsors, and Industry Partners leading to 3x growth and process improvements for the conferences 
  • Led other special projects 2017 Best of Design Contest 2x award categories + revenue
  • Oversaw the development of multiple new websites and produced video series at AIA.
  • Tech+ Conferences: Built a new event brand to highlight architectural technology and start-up topics in the architecture space. Programmed and ran the first 3 events in this series
  • Contributed 10 articles, reviews, and interviews to the publication as a freelance writer on art, architecture, design, and technology subjects

Freelance Writer                                       
 2011-Present
Wrote and researched articles, reviews, and interviews for various publications including The Architect’s Newspaper and Metropolis

Freelance Communications Strategist                                                                   2009-Present
Marketing, communications, content strategy, project management, copywriting, multimedia production, positioning, identity, UI/UX design, social media marketing

Clients included a mental health organization, an independent game company, filmmakers, visual artists, non-profits, and other small businesses.

 People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights (PODER)                             
 2003-2006
Volunteer, Project Assistant

Responsibilities: grant writing and fundraising support, staff technology training, development and multiple iterations of organization’s website, development of press materials, events organizing, and general office management.

 STARC Alliance
Intern, Project Assistant                                                                                                                             2003-2005
Responsibilities: grant writing and fundraising, events organizing, designed and maintained website, mailing lists, coordinated donations and logistics.


 

EDUCATION

Masters of Science in Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP)
Columbia University, New York, NY
Graduated, May 2015
Courses in: History and Theory of Architecture, Art History, Archival Practices

Bachelors of Arts in Broadcasting and Electronic Communication Arts
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Graduated with Honors, May 2006
Courses in Television and Radio Production, Communications, History

International Studies Program
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2004
Courses in: International Policy, Human Rights, World History

FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS, AND ACADEMIC AWARDS

Presidential Scholarship, San Francisco State University, 2001