My theory of change asks that the work of justice begins with bringing my whole self, and that I continually cultivate and hold myself accountable in order to bring these values into my work. My work tackles the spatial and infrastructural impacts of a changing climate and rapidly emerging technologies. I am dedicated to accelerating the implementation just processes and actions designed by and for communities at the margins.
Selected Professional
First Street Foundation | Climate Adaptation Specialist (2019-2020)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Coastal Resilience Research Group | Research Assistant (2017 - 2019)
MIT Civic Data Design Lab | Teaching Assistant for Spatial Analysis and GIS (2018)      
City of Boston, Michelle Wu | Rappaport Public Policy Fellow (2018)
MODUS Planning, Design & Engagement | Engagement and Sustainability Specialist (Jan 2016 - Aug2017)
UBC Planning and Development | Sustainability Programs Researcher (2014 - 2015)
Alma Mater Society of UBC | New Student Union Building Sustainability Coordinator (2012-2014)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Masters in City Planning 2019   
University of British Columbia, B.Sc. Global Resource Systems, with Honors 2015
(Specializations in Economics and Environmental Science)
Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects), AutoCAD, SketchUp, NVivo
ArcGIS, QGIS, HTML5, Python, R, Leaflet, SQL, Git/GitHub, jQuery
Languages: English (fluent), Cantonese (conversational), Mandarin (conversational, in progress), French (conversational, in progress), Spanish (conversational, in progress)
Other: Positive Space Training 2012 (Completed training to become a resource that provides awareness, support and safe space for LGBTTQIA+ in campus work and organized spaces), public speaking, facilitation
Awards and Grants
MIT Service Award 2019
Sasaki Foundation Community Design Fellowship 2018-2019 ($15,000)
MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives Fellowship, Italy 2019 
American Planning Association Poster Winner in Technology and Planning 2019
MIT Sandbox Innovation Grantee, 2018 and 2019 ($5000)
Harvard Kennedy School Rappaport Public Policy Fellowship 2018
MIT Climate Changed Competition, Runner-up 2018 ($1500)

Dean Blythe Eagles Medal 2015

Canadian Agricultural Economics Society Undergraduate Book Prize 2015

R Angus P Macleod Memorial Award 2015

UBC Graduating Class Valedictorian 2015

Alma Mater Society Service Award 2013
Vancouver Association of Secondary School Administrators (VASSA) Scholarship 2010
Dogwood District Scholarship 2010
Coast Capital Savings Citizenship Award 2010

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