Geneva Faulkner email@example.com | www.genevafaulkner.com | Relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in early January 2014
Summary · Recent Master of Urban and Regional Planning graduate with public and private sector work in land use, transportation, and environmental planning; land use entitlements; and public engagement. · Work and academic training in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review, work experience with Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review, and personal research of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Education MASTER OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING | DEC 2013 | UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO | DENVER, COLORADO · Concentration: Land Use and Environmental Planning. · Related coursework: Comprehensive/master planning, Endangered Species Act and Habitat Conservation Plans, environmental planning and management, geographic information systems, land development regulations, land use law, NEPA, project management, quantitative and qualitative research methods, site planning, subarea/neighborhood planning, wildfire mitigation and wildland urban interfaces, water policy. BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOCIOLOGY – ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES | MAY 2011 | WHITMAN COLLEGE | WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON
· Related coursework: Ecology, environmental chemistry, environmental ethics, environmental justice, geographic information systems, geology, NEPA, natural resource policy and management, nuclear waste management.
Experience TRANSPORTATION PLANNING INTERN | REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT | AUG 2013—JAN 2014 | DENVER, COLORADO · Spearheading the land use and environmental current conditions assessment for the updated Northeast Area Transit Evaluation, a $7.3 million project to preserve right-of-way in the northeast Denver metro area for a future fixed-guideway transit line between Denver and Brighton. · Increasing the agency’s awareness of ideal bicycle parking types at light rail and bus facilities as part of the updated RTD Bicycle Parking and Accessibility Plan by formulating and editing user surveys, data collection methodologies, and researching peer agencies’ bicycle parking policies. · Collaborating with RTD’s Title VI manager to assemble a Bus Shelter Policy Taskforce that will devise a district-wide bus shelter policy to ensure equitable distribution of shelters. LAND USE & RESORT PLANNING INTERN | STAN CLAUSON ASSOCIATES, INC | JUN 2013—AUG 2013 | ASPEN, COLORADO · Examined the Aspen and Pitkin County land use codes to prepare land use applications and zoning analyses for private sector residential and commercial development projects. · Created the scope statement, $60,000 budget, and one year schedule for a Roaring Fork Transportation Authority transit-oriented development project proposal.
PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT ASSOCIATE | URBAN INTERACTIVE STUDIO, LLC | MAY 2012—APR 2013 | DENVER, COLORADO · Conferred with the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) to define public engagement goals and drafted a Public Engagement Strategy plan to help SLOCOG actively engage San Luis Obispo County residents in transportation-related decisions. · Designed interactive GIS maps for Metroplan’s Imagine Central Arkansas transportation planning website. ENVIRONMENTAL AND LAND USE PLANNING INTERN | SEHOME PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LLC | JUN 2010-AUG 2010 | BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON · Wrote and edited sections and appendices of a United States Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe’s proposed fee-to-trust land conversion and hotel development project. · Reviewed development proposals, researched mitigation measures for potential adverse environmental impacts, and assisted public agencies with NEPA and SEPA compliance.
Research “ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL? AN EXAMINATION OF RACIALIZED DEVELOPMENT PATTERNS AND ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY PARKS IN PORTLAND, OREGON, USA, USING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS.” | UNDERGRADUATE THESIS | WHITMAN COLLEGE | MAY 2011 · Constructed methodology and statistically analyzed data to validate hypothesis that people of color and low income residents are less likely to live in the vicinity of high quality public parks in Portland, Oregon. · Independently learned ESRI ArcGIS 9.3 to create demographic maps and public park location maps. · Presented updated research at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) 2012 conference in Seattle. Dr. Jeremy Németh and Eric Ross, University of Colorado Denver coauthors, joined the project in June 2011.
Awards, Computer Skills & Additional Information AWARDS · Dean’s List, University of Colorado Denver, 2012-2013. · Jan Mejer Award for Best Essay in Environmental Studies, Whitman College, 2011. · William O. Douglas Diversity Scholarship, Whitman College, 2007-2011. · Campbell Music Scholarship, Whitman College, 2007-2011. COMPUTER SKILLS · ESRI ArcGIS 9.3, 10, and 10.1. · Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop CS6. · Google SketchUp 8. · Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word 2010 and 2013 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION · Member of the National, Northern California, and Colorado chapters of the American Planning Association. · Member of the Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy Division and the Technology Division of the American Planning Association.