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Obtain positions in the fields of planning, development, and/or communications/storytelling that require critical thinking, collaboration with stakeholders, a strong and tech-savvy team, and a stimulating work environment where I can support the goals of the organization.


Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Copywriting & Editing Advanced Researcher  Google Earth Microsoft Office Proficient with ArcGIS, WordPress, Google MyMaps, Bluebeam Advanced Guitar Player


Urban Land Institute (ULI) New MexicoDistrict Coordinator, Albuquerque, NM

January 2020- Current

  • Manage and organize all programs and activities of the council, including virtual webinars, site tours, large in-person events, etc.
  • Design and develop marketing and communications strategies for membership involvement and sponsorship recruitment.
  • Manage an annual budget of $40,000.
  • Coordinate closely with ULI Americas, the Washington DC-based headquarters of ULI.

Fable, Communications, Albuquerque, NM

January 2020- Current

  • Collaborate with multiple non-profit organizations to create and generate social media, marketing, and communication content.

Common Ground ABQProject Co-Manager, Albuquerque, NM

July 2018- December 2019

  • Collaborate with an intersectional group of grassroots community organizations and the City of Albuquerque to create a framework for conversation about changing the culture of community engagement
  • Collect and synthesize data about how to improve community engagement between and among large public organizations and community groups

City of Albuquerque, Transit Department; Assistant Project Manager, Albuquerque, NM

September 2018- December 2019

  • Inform the public about transit service changes and other critical information through multiple social media platforms
  • Refine and improve the customer service experience through web site changes and other communications systems
  • Provide internal technical support for grant applications, policy change, adjustments to service and other essential tasks

City of Albuquerque, Economic Development Department;  Director of Communications, Albuquerque, NM

September 2016- August 2018

  • Direct public outreach for holistic development initiative for Albuquerque’s Central Avenue corridor; click here to learn more about this initiative
  • Manage, coordinate and publish content about the process of building community capacity along the Central corridor.
  • Implement a detailed communications plan for coordinating the distribution of written and visual content among different channels + achieving specific outcomes.
  • Manage and organize all digital content for the project, social media presence, website

Downtown MainStreet; Director of Communications,Albuquerque, NM

July 2016 – January 2017

  • Coordinated a transition and consolidation of social media channels.
  • Maintain social media channels and build capacity for cross-promotion across different channels and organizations.
  • Develop a Downtown Livability Plan and effectively implement through close coordination with staff from the City of Albuquerque. More about this plan linked here: Downtown Livability.

YES ART NOW; Director of Communications, Albuquerque, NM

February 2016 – July 2016

  • Co-directed a grassroots social media and a screen-printing campaign built around the #yesARTnow hashtag.
  • Effectively transformed a negative community narrative around a local rapid transit project into a more balanced and positive narrative in one month.

SolarCity; Field Energy Specialist, Albuquerque NM

June 2015February 2016

  • Educated consumers about the advantages of low-cost solar power with the largest solar provider in America and scheduled hundreds of consultations.
  • Attracted new customers exclusively through cold approach at retail outlets, special events, and canvassing.

Greater Albuquerque Bicycling Advisory Committee; Committee Chair, Albuquerque, NM

February 2015 – Current

  • Elected Chair of Committee; August 13, 2018 – Current
  • Provide constructive design and functionality feedback to local and regional planners and engineers staff regarding off-street, on-street and multi-use bicycle facility projects across the Albuquerque metro area.
  • Engage with engineers, planners, politicians and evaluators to complete the League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Community application for the City of Albuquerque.

BikeABQ; Board Member, Albuquerque, NM

February 2015 – September 2017

  • Support existing efforts within the organization including volunteering with annual fundraiser, free bicycle valet at special events, newsletter articles, social media support.
  • Represent the organization at regional and national conferences, providing social media reports and written summaries as well as networking.
  • Collaborated with second ABQ CiQlovia event; led to BikeABQ being title sponsor for event.

TEDx ABQ Salon, Lecturer, Albuquerque, NM

April 3, 2014

  • Lectured on the intersection between technology, social media, event-based activism, and sustainable transportation. Presentation topics included Nextdoor, UrbanABQ.

Nextdoor, Field Organizer, Albuquerque, NM

February 2014 – July 2014

  • Lead local employee of, the private social media platform for neighborhoods; community building startup with a presence in over 40,000 neighborhoods in the United States.
  • Demonstrated how Nextdoor could be used to increase community engagement and stimulate purposeful dialogue at over 50 neighborhood association meetings across Albuquerque.
  • Canvassed and registered thousands of residents to access online resources on Nextdoor.

ABQ CiQlovía, Co-chair and Founder, Albuquerque, NM

September 2013 – February 2016

  • Fundraised over $25,000 from over 20 local organizations through community presentations and meetings.
  • Directed robust marketing campaign which included interviews with multiple TV, radio and print media organizations; used Facebook and our website,, with great success.
  • Encouraged collaboration between the bicycle community, neighborhood associations, public safety officials and local businesses; over 2000 people participated in the event.
  • Presented results from the event at the APANM Conference and the Albuquerque City Council.

UrbanABQ, Co-chair and Co-founder, Albuquerque, NM

February 2013 – Current

  • Designed, a collaborative website with a focus on urban policy in the Albuquerque metro region; maintain related Facebook page, Twitter account.
  • Lead weekly meetings about urban initiatives in Albuquerque; average attendance: 10-25 people.

Routes Rentals & Tours, Lead Bicycle Tour Guide, Albuquerque

March 2013 – June 2015

  • Engage with locals and tourists by leading bicycle tours for groups and individuals.
  • Provide detailed cultural context and information about historic Albuquerque, the Rio Grande River, contemporary cultural institutions, local breweries and wineries.

The Jerusalem Foundation, Project Assistant, Jerusalem, Israel

June – July 2012

  • Researched projects and prepared reports
  • Assisted with social media development

City of Tucson, Consultant, Tucson, AZ

October 2011- May 2012

  • Performed extensive research, fieldwork and documentation of various indicators to determine the best use of resources in developing six future bicycle boulevards.
  • Collaborated with agency staff to design descriptions and provide images for proposed bicycle boulevard network on the city website.

Offices of Senator Jeff Bingaman, Policy Assistant, Washington D.C.

May – July 2011

  • Collaborated with legislative assistants to create Open Streets event in Albuquerque, NM that addressed obesity prevention, active transportation, and community building.
  • Communicated with stakeholders from various communities who had experience organizing Open Streets programs; presented written report to Bingaman’s staff.
  • Conducted tours of the Capitol Building for visitors to Senator Bingaman’s office.

Living Streets Alliance, Board Member, Tucson, AZ

January 2011 – May 2012

  • Founding member of transportation equity advocacy organization.
  • Vocalized concerns at city council meeting regarding proposed changes to zoning code; featured in local television news story about those changes.
  • Created original content for organization website.

Pima County Bicycle Ambassadors, Educator, Tucson, AZ

January 2011 – May 2012

  • Taught bicycle safety classes to a wide variety of community members.
  • Assisted at numerous citywide bicycle events.
  • Engaged with trail users by distributing educational literature along multi-use trails.

ABQ Ride, Graphic Design and Communications, Albuquerque, NM

May 2010 – August 2010

  • Redesigned the City of Albuquerque bus route system map using ArcGIS.
  • Designed transit center schematics using Macromedia Freehand.
  • Provided recommendations on transit network design that led to route changes.


University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ                                            Graduated December 2011

Bachelor of Science Degree in Regional Development, Spanish Minor

  • George H. Amos Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship
  • Extensive coursework involving Research Writing, ArcGIS, Urban Planning and Policy, Regional Growth and Development

Universidad de Alcala, Alcala de Henares, Spain                                                 Fall 2010  

  • Semester Abroad: Intensive Spanish, Spanish History, Literature and Culture

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