Education

University of Pennsylvania | May 2012
Philadelphia, PA
Masters of City Planning
Concentration: Community Economic Development
Course work: Introduction to Property Development, Techniques of Economic Development, Downtown Development, Advanced Techniques of GIS
 
Penn State University | May 2010
State College, PA
Bachelors of Landscape Architecture
Graduated Student Marshall | #1 class rank with 3.83 GPA

Work Experience

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission | June 2011-Present
Philadelphia, PA
Associate Transportation Planner
Introduced the principles and practices of landscape architecture to the Corridor Unit and lead a change in the planning and presentation process. Effectively synthesized complex issues to provide clear, usable products for both public and professional clients.
 
Ruane Landscapes | April 2003-June 2011
Doylestown, PA
Owner/Designer
Self-employed, responsible for acquisition of clients; developed and budgeted residential landscape designs and installations with teams up to 4 members
 
Gilmore & Associates | May 2007-Jan 2009
New Britain, PA
Landscape Design Intern
Collaborated with engineers & clients to prepare planting plans, construction documents, renderings and Environmental Impact Assessments for various residential, commercial and park projects.
 

Volunteer Experience

SHARE Food Program | Jan 2012-Present
Philadelphia, PA
Board of Directors
Provide strategic guidance and support to the organization through service on Facilities and Development/PR committees. Leading role in the development of web presence as well as acquisition of grant funding and consultant relations for facility improvement projects.

Awards

ULI/Hines UD Competition: Honorable Mention, 2012
Creative Achievement Award, 2010
ASLA National Certificate of Merit, 2010
PA/DE ASLA Student Design Honor Award, 2010
Ten Consecutive Semesters Dean’s List, 2005-10

Skills

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2012 Ruane Resume