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CV
Education:

University College London, Bartlett School of Planning
Ph.D. Planning Studies A.B.D. 2012-Present
Title: Place and Public Transport: A Comparative Analysis of Station Neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Berlin, Hong Kong, London and Medellin.
M.Phil. to Ph.D. transfer March 13 2013

Yale University, School of Architecture
Research Fellow 2014-2015

University College London, Bartlett School of Planning
M.Sc. International Planning Sustainable Urban Development 2010
Title: The Small Lot Ordinance: Implementation of an Adaptive Re-Use
Policy in Los Angeles.

University of Southern California, School of Architecture
M.Arch Architecture and American Urbanism 2007
University of Southern California, School of Fine Arts
M.P.A.S. Public Art Studies 2006
Title: Street Art as a Democratic Means of Participation.

University of California at Berkeley, College of Environmental Design
B.A. Architecture 1999
University of California at Berkeley, College of Letters and Science
B.A. Art Practice 1999

Current:

Visiting Lecturer, Transport Policy and Planning, 2016 – Present
Bartlett School of Planning, University College London

Critic, Building and Urban Design in Development, 2014 – Present
Development Planning Unit, University College London

Principal, 2014 – Present
Brian Garcia Environmental Planning

Research Assistant, 2012 – Present
Bartlett School of Planning, University College London

Experience:

Postgraduate Teaching Assistant 2013 – 2015
Bartlett School of Planning, University College London
Critical Debates in Urban Regeneration, MSc Urban Regeneration

Visiting Assistant in Research 2014 – 2015
Yale University, School of Architecture and Graduate School of Arts
and Sciences

Visiting Researcher 2014
Hong Kong University, Department of Social Work and Administration

Graduate Researcher 2013
Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Environmental
Compliance and Services Department

Visiting Researcher Jun 2012 – Dec 2012
University of California Los Angeles, Institute of the Environment and
Sustainability.

Researcher 2009
Urban Design Studio, Department of City Planning

Senior Urban Designer 2008 – 2009
Aedas Urban Design and Landscape Ltd. Hong Kong

Consultant 2007 – 2008
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Creative
Services Department

Designer 2006
Urban Studio Los Angeles / John Kaliski Architects

Teaching Assistant Spring 2006
University of Southern California, Art History Department
Art History 100G Introduction to Visual Culture

Graduate Research Scholar 2004 – 2006
University of Southern California, School of Architecture

Production Designer 2004
Freewaves

Public Arts Administrator 2003 – 2004
University of Southern California

Program Assistant 2003 – 2004
University of Southern California

Designer 2003
Steven Crane and Company

Project Designer 2001 – 2002
Brand + Allen Architects

Designer 2000 – 2001
FMG Architects

Awards:

Travel Grant (2015) The Association of Pacific Coast Geographers
Collaborative Exchange Fellowship (2014 – 2015) Yale and University College London

Yale Bursary (2014 – 2015) Yale and University College London
Field Work Funding (2012 – 2015) Bartlett School of Planning, University College London

Conference Attendance Funding (2012 – 2015) Bartlett School of
Planning, University College London

Accepted to the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)
PhD Workshop, Delft, Netherlands (2014)

Accepted to the Royal Geographic Society with the Institute of British
Geographers Annual Conference, London, UK (2014)

Research Project Award (2014) University College London Doctoral
School

Certificate, Teaching in Higher Education (2013)

Certificate, Summer Lab, Medellin, Colombia, Growth in Transit (2013)
Development Planning Unit, University College London

Accepted to the Berlin International Economic Congress, Institute of
Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin, Germany (2013)

Forge Summer School: Time Travel and Everyday Life (2012)

Los Angeles Metro Signage Catalogue, Best Business Graphics, Print
Magazine (2007)

Resilient Foundations: The Gulf Coast After Katrina, Biennale di
Venezia (2006)

Education Project Award, American Planning Association (2006)

Public Outreach Award, American Planning Association (2006)

Graduate Research Scholarship, USC School of Architecture (2004 –
2005)

Graduate Research Scholarship, USC School of Architecture (2005 –
2006)

Pigeon Scholarship, USC School of Architecture (2005 – 2007)

Director’s Award, USC School of Fine Arts (2004 – 2006)

Blumenthal Scholarship, USC School of Fine Arts (2004 – 2006)

Service:

Peer Review
University College London, Journal Article Writing Workshop (2012)
To Profession
Policy review of the American Planning Association’s (2012) policy
guides: Energy and Smart Growth
Public Service
University College London, Student Academic Representative of the
University College London Union, (2014 – Present)
University of Southern California, Graduate Student Government
Representative (2004 – 2006)
University of Southern California, Gay Lesbian Bisexual and
Transgender Student Mentor (2005)

Professional Associations:

Virtual Fellow, US Department of State                                                                                                                                                     Postgraduate Fellow, Royal Geographic Society (2014)
Academy of Urbanism, Young Urbanist Member (2013)
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2013 – Present)
Member, American Association of Geographers (2013) (2015 – 2016)
Member, American Planning Association (2013) (2015)
Member, Urban Affairs Association (2015)
Member, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (2015)

Research Activities:

Urban Morphological Research Network, UCL, Bartlett Faculty of the
Built Environment (2014)
Christopher Alexander Theory Doctoral Initiative, University College
London, Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment (2014)
Energy and Social Science Group, University College London Energy
Institute (2012 – Present)
Design the Un-Designable. Urban Design, Informality and Critical
Architectural Pedagogies Workshop and Seminar, UCL Development
Planning Unit, Building and Urban Design in Development Programme
and National University of Colombia at Medellin de Colombia for the
UN-Habitat World Urban Forum, Medellin, Colombia (April 4 2014)
Discussion Facilitator, Maximising Crossrail Seminar, Future of London
Policy Network (January 30 2014)
Leverhulme International Research Network on Eco-Cities Frameworks
Transport Doctoral Network, UCL, Bartlett Faculty of the Built
Environment (2012 – 2015)
Guest Critic, MSc Building & Urban Design in Development, design
studio of the Development Planning Unit, UCL (2014, 2015)
UCL Americas Research Network (2013 – Present)
Social Science Network for Transport and Travel, Forge Summer
School (2012)

Languages:

Spanish Intermediate reading, writing and speaking
French Intermediate reading, writing and speaking
German Beginner reading, writing and speaking
Cantonese Basic speaking

Skills:

Proficient in drawing and drafting programs as well as referencing,
statistical, social network and mapping softwares: AutoCAD,
ArchiCAD, depthmapX, Excel, EndNote, Form Z, GIS, Illustrator,
InDesign, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, R Statistical Computing, Revit,
Sketch Up, SPSS, UCINET, Vector Works