Passionate about sustainable community building, I seek to bring together my experience in design, community engagement, and environmental education to shape spaces that foster conviviality, equitable use of resources, and a love of the natural world.


Associate Director of Community Engagement
UCSC Seymour Center
Jan 2023 - Present

  • Directing the exhibit hall at a UC marine science center and aquarium
  • Executing a strategic vision centered on inclusivity and climate action
  • Creating exhibitions on climate solutions and conservation, including all project management, research, design, budget, fabrication, delegation, & maintenance
  • Stewarding academic and community partnerships to highlight in our exhibits
  • Contributing to high-level responsibilities that help keep the museum running, such as grant writing, hosting public events, volunteer engagement, etc.
  • Proposed & executed an initiative to make all signage bilingual (Eng. & Spanish)

Treasurer, Board of Directors
Mendocino Art Center
Apr 2024 - Present

  • Working with the Board and our new Executive Director to shape a new vision for the MAC, in order to make it a more inclusive community space and retreat center for exploring environmental and social activism through art
  • Working on grant-writing to fund new programming at the MAC, particularly initiatives that welcome and support queer and BIPOC artists


Yale College


Architecture & Environmental Studies
Distinction (honors) in both majors

Major in Architecture

  • Concentration: Urban Studies
  • Thesis topic: Blurring the Lines Between City, School, and the Natural World
  • Notable courses: Ecological Urban Design,
    Museum Design (collaboration with the Smithsonian), Globalization Space

Major in Environmental Studies

  • Concentration: Environmental Education 
  • Thesis topic: Forging an Ecological Civilization through a Re-imagining of Our Cities
  • Notable courses: Religion & Ecology, Coastal Ecology Field Science, Environmental Humanities


Urban Designer
Gehl Studio
May 2022 - Jan 2023

  • Played a key role in designing the masterplan and design principles for the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, which is now being executed by award-winning architecture firm Studio Gang
  • Developed urban/campus design principles and drawings for Stanford, multiple Google campuses, and the City of Rochester, Minnesota including the Mayo Clinic downtown campus.
  • Conducted field research on the use of public space, including a study of students’ sense of belonging across Stanford’s campus using a proprietary app
  • Led statistical analysis on field research data and transporation datasets
  • Made diagrams, renderings, maps, infographics, & other visual representations

Lead outdoor educator

Kids in Nature, Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 2021 - May 2022

  • Taught plant identification, responsible foraging and harvesting practices, nature crafts, and other environmental lessons to K-5 children around Santa Cruz
  • Wrote reference materials and curriculum for teachers around queer- and trans-inclusive teaching practices for a K-5 level
  • Farm & Teaching Volunteer, Yale Farm, New Haven, CT Throughout college
  • Volunteered on an organic farm and taught 2nd graders about local agriculture

Architectural Designer
DBL Architecture; Sloan Architects
Various periods

  • Served as the lead designer for Cafe One, a new 2000+ square foot sustainable and organic diner being built in Fort Bragg, California
  • Contributed to residential and commercial building designs and drafting

Fellow in Community Building
Grace Year, Millbrook, NY
Aug 2019 - Aug 2020

  • Led a “Tri-Town Coalition” of three rural towns seeking to collaborate to build affordable housing while meeting each of the towns’ Comprehensive Plans
  • Hosted regular steering committee meetings with town and non-profit leaders, as well as monthly forums to update community members and hear their voices
  • Co-founded and coordinated a 70+ member mutual aid network for the first six months of the COVID pandemic/lockdown, providing groceries, tutoring, and other services to our rural neighbors

City Parks Project Manager
URI, New Haven, CT
May - Aug 2019

  • Conducted archival research to identify names of all victims of gun violence in New Haven, to be memorialized in a memorial park started by moms of victims
  • Led volunteer workdays to plant trees and remove invasive plants in city parks
  • Used architectural drafting to design renovations to city parks

Farm & Teaching Volunteer 
Yale Farm, New Haven, CT
Throughout college

  • Volunteered on an organic farm and taught 2nd graders about local agriculture

Backpacking Trip Leader
Yale Outdoors, New Haven, CT
Throughout college

  • Led weekend backpacking trips throughout college