Professional Experience

MANAGER, BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
AUGUST 2014 - PRESENT || Long Island City Partnership

The primary responsibility of the Manager, Business Assistance is to provide direct one-on-one services to industrial and commercial businesses in the Long Island City catchment area to address a wide range of business issues.

  • Facilitated 350+ one-on-one business assistance service cases for local businesses in the Long Island City catchment area in the first six-month period in 2015
  • Organized Business Breakfast events with 150+ audience featuring multiple panels and/or speakers on topics related to operating industrial and commercial businesses
  • Implemented a new case management system to keep track of business assistance requests and delivered more accurate performance reports
  • Working directly with the President, developed and managed the objectives of the first-ever Long Island City Comprehensive Plan
  • Represented the Partnership at trade shows, conferences, seminars, and other events, and delivered public testimonies to advocate for local businesses
  • Developed and implemented an annual plan to continue enhancing the Business Assistance team’s ability to address local business need

GIS Intern
November 2013 - July 2014 || LONG ISLAND CITY PARTNERSHIP

The GIS Intern performs mapping functions to support the Partnership’s projects and initiatives.

  • Designed and produced customized maps for printing, such as annual reports, programs for events, presentation at public meetings, and other materials
  • Performed geo-analysis of census block-level demographic data to support grant and funding applications
  • Researched, compiled, and updated statistics of industrial companies in the Long Island City area, including the number of establishments and employees  

Education

Master of Urban Planning
2014 || Hunter College, City University of New York

The Master of Urban Planning program trains students in the art of urban planning through a carefully constructed curriculum that balances theory and on the ground experiences. Through rigorous coursework, topical workshops and a studio capstone project, students are prepared to become visionary planners in tune with diverse needs of neighborhoods, cities and regions around the globe.

BBA, Actuarial Studies & BA, Economics
2010 || Queens College, City University of New York

Projects

Queens Tech: Inciting Tech Growth in Western Queens
June 2014 || Hunter College, City university of New york

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Western Queens is at the forefront of an economic phenomenon – the rise of “tech,” one of the fastest growing sectors in NYC. Its proximity to Manhattan, its relationship to the Cornell NYC Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, and its physical and human assets make for an ideal tech hub. The vision of this study is to assess and facilitate western Queens’ future as a center for tech, while being mindful that it must not come at the cost of social equity – as has been the case in many other tech hubs.

The Pulaski Bridge - Improve Bicycle Capacity and Safety
November 2012 || Hunter College, City University of New York

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The Pulaski Bridge spanning over Newton Creek connects two up-and-coming neighborhoods: Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Long Island City, Queens. It is linked with bicycle lanes to and from Williamsburg Bridge and Queensboro Bridge. About a dozen bike share stations will be located near the bridge. Thus, improving capacity and safety over this key connection will greatly enhance the bicycle network.