Graduate Research: (Trans) - formations: Building a Safe, Strong, & Inclusive Vancouver
Scholarships: Amacon Beasley Travel Scholarship- 2010, , Go Global Travel Scholarship- 2010, , CARE Travel Award- 2010, , SCARP Nominee: Elsie & Audrey Jang Award for Cultural Diversity & Harmony (unawarded), , Graduate Entrance Scholarship- 2009-2010, , International Partial Tuition Scholarship- 2009- 2011, , Presidential Scholarship- 1998-2002, , Volunteer Travel Award- Haiti- 2001, , Acting Merit Scholarship- 1998, , Civic Leadership Scholarship- 1998, , Awards: Undergraduate: Graduated Magna Cum Laude; Acting Medal Honoree
Directed Studies: Partner: The City of Vancouver's City Council LGBTQ Advisory Committee: Making a Safe & Inclusive Vancouver (partner supervisor: Dana Walker); Social Media & Multi-Ethnic Neighborhood Community Development (supervisor: A. Hermida, UBC Journalism), Field Studio: Monitoring & Evaluation in Municipal Planning, Plaridel, Philippines (N. Angeles), Course Work: Influencing the Policy Process (T. Hutton), Urban Design (M. Senbel; Partner: Britannia Community Centre Board), Cross-Cultural Planning (N. McLaren & N. Edelson), Environmental & Aboriginal Law (W. Braul), Intercultural Dispute Resolution (M. LeBaron, Allard School of Law, UBC), The Legal Context of Planning (R. Young), Community & Economic Development (W. Trousdale), Participatory Planning Theory & Practice (N. Angeles; Partner: MLA Mable Elmore), Facilitation in Planning Practice I & II (A. Erfan), Digital Video Planning (J. Frantz; Community Partner: Britannia Community Centre), Qualitative Research Methods (P. Gurstein and S. Vilches; Partner: UBC Office of Access & Diversity), Planning History & Theory (L. Sandercock), Advanced Quantitative Methods: Impact Analysis (S. Chang)
Selected Professional Experience:
The Center for Employment Opportunities: Program Developer & Manager, 2005-2008; Best Practices Consultant, 2009
Developed a pilot outreach & support program for recently released parolees to support their re-entry in the workforce through a year long supportive relationship focused on self-developed long term vocational & educational plans after job placement.
Heavy Inc.- Director of Operations & Human Resources
Recruited and supported a cutting-edge creative and production team for a Webby award winning online
media channel and branding & production boutique.
Research: Centre for Human Settlements, University of British Columbia:
A Global Balancing Act: Climate Change, Urbanization and Collaborative Governance - documentary;
Research & Production Assistant, February- April 2010
The Politics of Rice- Land Conversion in the Philippines- documentary; Research & Production Lead, July-October 2010
Digital Archives Project- Finding Our Way- IT Researcher & Consultant, May 2010