Experience

New York City Department of City Planning

Product Lead • May 2017 — Present

Working to improve the way New York City puts its money to work. Building data-driven digital products for urban planners and city agencies that empower them to make better capital investment decisions.

New York University Marron Institute

Graduate Research Assistant • Jan 2017 — May 2017

Collecting data on formal and informal public transportation in cities around the world for the Urban Expansion Project.

Mighty in the Midwest

Developer • Apr 2016 — Aug 2016

  • Built web applications including an interactive and searchable web map for an international art competition with Mapbox and AngularJS.
  • Wrote data export scripts and data-munging middleware in Ruby and SQL.
  • Defined customer’s technical needs into concrete deliverables, including and provided high level strategic and technical direction.

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.

Digital and Data Consultant • Aug 2014 — Jul 2015

  • Lead digital strategy for the downtown development authority of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Managed a user-research driven website development project.
  • Built custom APIs collecting geospatial data from proprietary and open-source APIs.
  • Deployed internal digital tools including a customer relationship management platform built on Nationbuilder.
  • Spoke about open data and citizen engagement at regional conferences.

Collective Idea

Developer • Sep 2012 — Jul 2014

  • Developed and maintained custom web and API applications for startups and enterprise clients using a modern open-source web stack built on Ruby, Rails and Javascript.
  • Practiced test-driven development, pair-programming, and agile development.
  • Helped run local Ruby meetup group and taught a class for beginner programming in javascript.

Education

New York University Center for Urban Science + Progress

Masters of Science, Applied Urban Science and Informatics • 2017 (anticipated)

Graduate level courses in data analytics, statistics, machine learning, urban planning and policy.

Pacific Union College

Bachelor of Arts, European History and French • 2010

Graduated Summa Cum Laude, with Honors.