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  • Maricopa Association of Governments

  • Human Services Planner

    Phoenix, AZ

    August 2021 - Present

    • Address system integration using human-centered design to focus on the needs of the individual, bringing more resources to address homelessness throughout Maricopa County. 
    • Facilitate meetings, document, create, and organize policies and procedures specifically addressing system wide concerns throughout the Continuum of Care. 
    • Oversee the implementation of Pathways Home: A Regional Action Plan for Local and Tribal Governments addressing the needs of people experiencing homelessness with the support of local municipalities. 
  • ASU Morrison Institute

  • Research Analyst

    Phoenix, AZ

    January 2021 - August 2021

    • Conducted quantitative and qualitative research focused on housing insecurity including housing culture, household vulnerabilities, legal barriers, and development throughout Arizona through a racial equity lens. 
    • Conducted primary and secondary research, developed research methodology, managed data collection and compilation, analyzed and interpreted data, and wrote technical reports for publication. 
    • Presented at public forums, facilitated focus groups, and interacted with media on housing and homelessness.
  • City of Chandler

  • Community Development Coordinator

    Chandler, AZ

    March 2019 - January 2021

    • Distribute over $1.5 million of Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program funds annually to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment for Chandler residents with low and moderate income.
    • Manage the contracting, invoicing, and oversight of public service agencies and capital projects to ensure compliance with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations and use of funds. 
    • Monitor and evaluate subrecipients to ensure effective use of funding and performance to optimize spending. 
    • Partner with subrecipients and internal staff to improve processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Arizona Housing Coalition

  • Research & Policy Coordinator 

    Phoenix, AZ

    May 2018 - November 2018

    • Facilitate relationships with key partners to develop a statewide Veteran By-Name List collaborating with governmental agencies, businesses, and non-profits.
    • Document, create, and organize policies, procedures, stories, case studies, and other tools within the Continuums of Care to apply Best Practices with innovative and creative strategies to end homelessness specifically focusing on Veteran and Chronic subpopulations.
    • Analyze system wide data to inform policy, education, training, and collaboration efforts of the organization.
  • City of Phoenix, Mayor's Office

  • Council Aide

    Phoenix, AZ

    December 2017 - May 2018


    AmeriCorps VISTA member

    Phoenix, AZ

    September 2016 - July 2017

    • Addressed the Mayor’s initiatives on homelessness specifically regarding Veteran homelessness, employment opportunities for homeless individuals and achieving the goals of Built to Zero effectively ending homelessness 
    • Coordinated the Principal for a Day program, pairing business leaders in the community with schools to develop partnerships benefitting students, teachers, and principals throughout the district
    • Planned and marketed the Outstanding Young Man Young Woman educational program recognizing outstanding high school students throughout the Phoenix valley by Council members and the Mayor
    • Worked with neighborhood leaders to address ongoing issues within the community and problem solved how the City of Phoenix and Neighborhood Associations can work together
    • Developed briefing sheets, remarks and staffing of the Mayor on educational and homeless-related events
  • Activities and Volunteer Work

  • Phoenix, Arizona

    Obama Foundation, Community Leadership Corps: May 2018 - November 2019

    • Alumni Ambassador: 2019
    • Community Leadership Corps Member: 2018

    Young Nonprofit Professionals Network: June 2018 - Present

    Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Alumni Chapter: 2017 - Present

    • Membership: May 2021 - Present
    • Secretary: May 2019 - May 2021


    University of Denver

    Pioneer Leadership Program: 2012 - 2016

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Executive Board: 2014 - 2016

    • Side Events Chair: 2014 - 2016

    YoungLife: 2012 - 2016

    • Leadership Team Member: 2013 - 2016
    • Co-Led Girls Greek Bible Study: 2013 - 2016

    Colleges Against Cancer: 2012 - 2014

    Delta Delta Delta Sorority: 2012 - 2016

    • Assistant Vice President of Chapter Development: 2013

    Order of Omega: 2015 - 2016


    Tigard High School

    STUD (Stop Tigard Underage Drinking and Drugs): 2008 - 2012

    • President: 2010 - 2012

    FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America): 2009 - 2012

    • President: 2010 - 2012

    YoungLife: 2008 - 2012

    National Honor Society: 2010 - 2012

    Link Krew: 2010 - 2012

    Publications: 2009 - 2011

    • Yearbook editor: 2010 - 2011

    Volleyball: 2008 - 2010

    • Captain: 2008 - 2010

    Varsity Ski Racing: 2009 - 2012

    • Captain: 2011 - 2012


    Volunteer Work

    St. Vincent de Paul, Phoenix, AZ: 2018 - Present 

    Christ Church of the Valley, Phoenix, AZ: 2016 - 2019

    Denver Rescue Mission, Denver, CO: 2012 - 2016

    Community Cafe, Portland, OR: 2008 - 2012

  • Achievements

  • Daniels College of Business Inclusive Excellence Case Competition, Second Place 2014

    Chancellor Scholarship Recipient 2012-2016

    International Bacclaureate Diploma Recipient 2012

    Metro Ski League Sportsmanship Award Recipient 2012

    Girl Scout Silver Award 2008

    Girl Scout Bronze Award 2006

This portfolio last updated: 21-Mar-2022 11:14 AM