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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.


Common Ground ABQProject Co-Manager, Albuquerque, NM

July 2018- Current

  • 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- Current

  • 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 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.


Prolific Writer Advanced Researcher  Professional experience with Google Earth, Microsoft Office Proficient with ArcGIS, WordPress, Google MyMaps, Bluebeam Advanced Guitar Player


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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