I'm interested in urban mobility, sustainable design, and public health.

I'm a masters student studying urban planning and design with global experience and proven leadership skills who is deeply passionate about city building, urban mobility, and stakeholder engagement. My primary interest is centered on how urban design can address challenges related to transportation, sustainability, and public health. If you'd like to have a chat, my contact card is below.


KTH Royal Institute of Technology

MSc in Sustainable Urban Planning & Design • September 2020

Degree conferred September 2020. Focussed on the interrelationship between the built environment and social, economic and institutional forces. Developed a profound and broad understanding of the multiple factors in sustainable urban development. Trained to alter planning and design practices to respond to the environmental conditions and societal needs of the future.

TU Delft

MSc in Urbanism (Erasmus Exchange) • January 2020

Study term completed January 2020. Intra-EU academic exchange to Delft University of Technology for Urbanism.

University of Amsterdam

Planning the Cycling City • Summer 2019

Qualification awarded July 2019. Graduate-level program on urban cycling. Program topics draw on historical and current affairs and engage with top Dutch and international experts and leaders. Acquired a variety of essential skills that support meaningful understanding, developing, and fostering of cycling cities.

Ryerson University

BURPl Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning • June 2018

Degree conferred June 2018. Passionate and engaged in city planning, transit, and transportation in Toronto and the world. Courses in Municipal Politics, Economics, Planning Process, Statistics, Geography, Regional Planning, Health Promotion, Community Development, and Public Consultation. Explored municipal finances, planning for climate change and disasters, two-tier regional planning, human rights law, and transit funding methods.

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Birmingham City University

BSc (Hons) Planning, Environment, and Development (Exchange) • Winter 2016

Study term completed May 2016. Selected as a student with a high academic average to participate in a study abroad semester in Birmingham, UK to learn about international case studies and approaches to planning in the UK.

Canadian Urban Transit Association

Certificate in Transit Planning • Fall 2015

Qualification awarded November 2015. Training in developing and using service standards, collecting and analyzing data for performance monitoring and evaluation. Developed route service plans, discussed ITS solutions, and evaluated Bus Rapid Transit.

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Enterprise Systems Administration • December 2013

Continuing studies in enterprise networking and Windows corporate networking. Gained experience with Red Hat Linux servers, Windows Server, Cisco routing and switching, Python, and computer hardware and software. Completed planning projects for network architecture in corporate environments including Windows Server configurations to meet specific business needs.

Langara College

Computing Science • April 2012

Continuing studies in Java software and web development. Consulted businesses and completed online marketing strategy for retail outlet in Metro Vancouver.


PosadMaxwan Strategy x Design

GIS Intern • September 2019 - January 2020

Provided GIS analysis assistance and project support for infrastructure, sustainable energy, and walkability projects in the Netherlands.

Urban Systems

Planning Student • May 2018 - August 2018

Supported planning, design, transportation, regional strategic planning, and municipal finance projects in southern Alberta and the Calgary Metropolitan Area.

University of Toronto

Research Assistant • July 2017 - December 2017

Supported the development and roll-out of the University of Toronto’s Infrastructure Lab.

Auckland Transport

Intern Public Transport Planner • May 2017 - August 2017

Implemented new network in West Auckland and provided service planning analysis.

The Centre for Active Transportation

Work Placement Student • January 2017 - April 2017

Developed database of Complete Streets for Canada and associated web platform.

The World Council on City Data

Data Control Analyst • September 2016 - April 2017

Prepared reports, analysed data, and played a role in developing ISO 37120: the international reference point for sustainable cities.

Canadian Armed Forces

Cadet Organizations and Administration Training Service • April 2013 - Present

Instructor, mentor, and administrator for national youth program for ages 12-18 in leadership, team-building, instructional techniques, and public speaking. Under my direction, cadets qualified as provincial silver-medal speakers and were awarded the top drill team in British Columbia.

Ryerson University

Research Assistant • October 2015 - January 2018

Built the brand and online presence for Ryerson University's Transportation and Land Use Research Lab, TransForm and coordinated the release and communication of reports and studies. Compiled database of environmental and sustainability organizations. Evaluated the use of open data and civic technology tools in over 150 organizations.

The City of Calgary

Green Line LRT Research Summer Student • May 2016 - August 2016

Worked on Calgary’s single largest rapid transit extension, the Green Line LRT. Green Line is one of North America’s first rapid transit projects to integrate transportation and land use planning from the onset of the preliminary design process. As a city-shaping project, the Green Line’s objectives are to provide fast and reliable public transit service that is easily accessible by multiple modes, to promote compact, mixed-use, mixed-income Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and to promote economic development. Worked with an integrated planning, architectural, urban design, transportation planning and project management team consisting of consultants and City staff. Primary duties included conducting research, project management, urban design, communication, and engagement.

World Experience

I've been fortunate to travel around the world learning about different cultures and the successes and challenges of city planning. Here's an exhaustive map of the places I've visited.


CUTA Young Leaders Summit

Conference Organising Committee • November 2018 - Present

Helped to develop the 2019 Young Leaders Summit hosted by Calgary Transit through the Marketing, Attract/Engage/Retain, and Programming teams.

American Planning Association (APA)

State of Transportation Planning Publishing Team• June 2019 - Present

Worked on the design team that published APA's biennial report on current topics in transportation planning.

Canadian Urban Transit Association

Chair, Youth and Emerging Leaders Task Force • Nov 2017 - Nov 2018

Elected to lead the task force that is implementing the Youth in Transit National Strategic Plan for attracting, retaining, and developing the next generation of transit professionals in Canada.

Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI)

Chair, Student Liaison Committee & Provincial Student Delegate • May 2017 - June 2018

Elected representative from an accredited planning program in Ontario for a one-year term to chair the 14-member Student Liaison Committee.

Emerging Leaders in Transit

Seminar Series Organizer • August 2015 - January 2017

Emerging Leaders in Transit is a free lecture series for students and young professional interested in transit planning. Topics covered included suburban transit planning, customer experience, sound decision making, and service planning. Presenters included the chief planner of the City of Toronto, transit planners from TTC, Metrolinx, and Brampton, as well as Economic Analysts. Averaged 42 attendees per session and 162 unique registrants over 5 lectures.

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Ryerson Association of Planning Students

Vice President, Finance • September 2014 - May 2018

The Ryerson Association of Planning Students (RAPS) is the course union affiliate of the Ryerson Student Union that represents the School of Urban and Regonal Planning (SURP) undergraduate students. After acting as the first year representative in 2014-15, the communications co-chair in 2015-16, and working to organize the RU Planning Expo, I was elected to serve as Co-President.

Moving in a Livable Region

Digital Communications and Website Consultant • January 2015 - May 2015

Moving in a Livable Region is a consortium dedicated to a sustainable funding plan for Vancouver's Transportation System. As a public outreach and web content volunteer, a new website and outreach campaign was launched outlining the benefits of the Metro Vancouver Mayor's Council Transportation Plan.

Air Cadet League of Canada

Unit Effective Speaking Coordinator • December 2012 - April 2015

Effective Speaking in the Air Cadet Program aims to provide an opportunity for Air Cadets to increase their self confidence; and increase their ability to reason, organize and express ideas while promoting citizenship and awareness.

Bike Share Toronto

Ambassador • August 2014 - January 2015

Bixi Toronto was rebranded as Bike Share Toronto and launched an ambitious campaign to raise awareness of the economic, health, and social benefits of a bike share mobility system. The #WeBikeTO campaign brought the attention of tens of thousands of people to Bike Share Toronto: a forward thinking urban mobility system.

Delta Youth Legislative Advisory Council

Volunteer Advisor • January 2013 - July 2014

The Delta Youth Legislative Advisory Council meets to provide a perspective from the Youth of South Delta to the Member of the Legislative Assembly. The advisory body's goal is to expose issues and discuss solutions.


Name Location Affiliation Year
Rail~Volution Denver, USA Presenter 2017
American Public Transportation Association Los Angeles, USA Scholarship Recipient 2016
American Public Transportation Association Atlanta, USA Scholarship Recipient 2017
Canadian Urban Transit Association Calgary, CAN Delegate 2013
Canadian Urban Transit Association Niagara Falls, CAN Delegate 2014
Canadian Urban Transit Association Montréal, CAN Presenter 2015
Canadian Urban Transit Association York Region, CAN Task Force Member 2017
Canadian Urban Transit Association Calgary, CAN Task Force Member 2019
Ontario Professional Planners Institute Symposium Toronto, CAN Scholarship Recipient 2015
Canadian Urban Transit Association Youth Summit Calgary, CAN Delegate 2013


Name Organization Year
Rail~Volution Scholarship Rail~Volution 2017
Michael E Kusner Award for Urban Design Studio Ryerson University 2017
Ryerson Planning Alumni Association Undergraduate Award of Merit Ryerson University 2017
William Millar Scholarship American Public Transportation Association 2016
Leonard Darwen Memorial Award Ryerson University 2016
Richard J. Bouchard AECOM Scholarship American Public Transportation Association 2016
Faculty of Community Services Full-time Undergraduate Award Ryerson University 2015
Todd Hesselink International Exchange Award Ryerson University 2015
Envision Financial Education Award Outstanding School and Community Involvement 2015
Ronald M. Keeble Undergraduate Scholarship Ontario Professional Planners Institute 2015, 2018
Ryerson's Next Top Speaker Finalist 2015
Most Innovative Project Grant Leading the Way Youth Summit 2013
HMCS QUADRA Scholarship Alumni Association 2013
Captain Miles Selby Award Excellence in Leadership 2013
City of Delta Scholarship Heritage Commission 2012
Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold 2011
Lower Mainland Silver Medalist Effective Speaking Competition 2010, 2011
Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Grant Toskan Casale Foundation 2010


Ontario Planning Journal

Urban Waterfront Motorways • Summer 2015

Article on the challenges that waterfront motorways present to modern city planning.


PRESTO on the TTC • Fall 2016

Article on the adolescence of Toronto's slowly emerging transit smart card and what the technology promises.