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Katherine Martin 627 Canyon Road North Tuscaloosa, AL 35406 Education


Master of Community Planning Auburn University, College of Architecture, Design, and Construction

May 2014

GPA: 4.0/4.0

Bachelor of Communication and Information Sciences The University of Alabama, College of Communication and Information Sciences

Aug. 2012

Major: Journalism Minor: Studio Art


Adobe Design Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), ArcGIS software, ESRI Community and Business Analyst, Google SketchUp, Microsoft Office products, WordPress, Social Media

Work Experience

Planning Intern Farmer-Morgan, LLC Aug. 2013 • Aided in the creation of the Cumberland Historic Byway Corridor Management Plan • Worked on-site in Rugby, Tenn. • Created goals and objectives based on citizen input meetings, demographics, history, and marketing • Led visioning sessions, created hand-drawn map, and presented findings to public

Planning Intern Farmer-Morgan, LLC Oct. 2013 • Aided in the creation of the Doe Mountain Recreational Facility Plan, an 8,600 acre area • Worked on-site in Johnson County, Tenn. • Analyzed demographic and economic data for final document • Led visioning sessions, created hand-drawn maps, presented findings to public and government officials

Graduate Assistant, Division of Student Affairs, Office of Parent and Family Programs Auburn University May 2013-Present • First point of contact for parents with questions ranging from conduct, psychological, and economic issues • Led website redesign project • Managed the Facebook and Twitter accounts for the Auburn University Parents’ Association and increased “likes” by more than 1,000 • Prepared twice-monthly newsletter and managed database • Planned large scale events (1,000 plus) for Auburn University parents and families • Managed budgets ranging from $500 - $5,000

Writing Consultant Miller Writing Center, Auburn University Aug. 2012-May 2013 • Helped students and professors brainstorm, outline, organize, and edit papers or projects for submission • Worked with both non-native and native English speakers • Reviewed papers and projects ranging from freshman composition papers to thesis dissertations

Freelance Writer Tuscaloosa Magazine • Published personality profiles and book reviews for the magazine

May 2012-Present

Assistant News Editor Aug. 2011-May 2012 The Crimson White, The University of Alabama • Managed a staff of more than 40 reporters • Published more than 200 articles and graphic content for a 15,000-circulation paper • Covered tornado recovery efforts in Tuscaloosa after the April 27 tornado • Covered Tuscaloosa City Council, Student Government Association, and gubernatorial debates

Editorial Assistant Randall-Reilly Publishing May 2011-Aug. 2011 • Contributed stories into issues of both Overdrive and Custom Rigs magazines published during internship

News Editor The Crimson White, The University of Alabama May 2011-Aug. 2011 • Acted as the summer news editor with a staff of 25 reporters for the weekly publication • Led weekly budget meetings, generated story ideas and edited content

Staff Reporter Jan. 2011-May 2011 Alpine Living Magazine, The University of Alabama • Worked both on the University of Alabama campus and traveled to Germany and Switzerland to collect information and conduct interviews for the magazine • Interviewed a Holocaust survivor, Swiss farmer, and Berlin street artists

Office Assistant Allstate Insurance, Tuscaloosa, Alabama Jan. 2010- Aug. 2012 • Assisted customers dealing with extensive damage from natural disasters • Worked independently as front desk manager taking calls and payments, and performing other office task


Speaker, “Adding Real Estate to the Planner’s Toolkit”

Apr. 2014

American Planning Association National Conference

Outstanding Planning Student College of Architecture, Design, and Construction

Apr. 2014

Writing Award Apr. 2013 College of Architecture, Design, and Construction • 2nd place award for a paper on Catherine Bauer, a pioneer for women in the planning profession

7th place, Personality Profile Finalist William Randolph Hearst Foundation

Mar. 2012

Honors College The University of Alabama

Aug. 2008-Aug. 2012

Affiliations American Planning Association Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association Auburn University Student Planning Association Secretary

Aug. 2012- Present Aug. 2012- Present Sept. 2012- Sept. 2013

Social Sorority

Aug. 2008- Present

Environmental Chairperson


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Syntesis Project: Redevelopment Plan for the Parkside District of Birmingham, Ala., spring 2014 Preservation Plan for Loachapoka, Ala., fall 2013 Transportation Plan for Auburn, Ala., fall 2013 Doe Mountain Recreational Facility Plan, fall 2013 (Farmer-Morgan, LLC) Cumberland Historic Byway Management Plan, fall 2013 (Farmer-Morgan, LLC) Real Estate Development Plan for Peacock

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Place, Montgomery, Ala., spring 2013 Quantitative Methods Analysis for Montgomery, Ala., spring 2013 Urban Economics Assessment for Montgomery, Ala., fall 2012 Extended College Edge Overlay Plan for Downtown Auburn, Ala., fall 2012

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