Education & Certification

  • Certificate in Peace and Conflict Resolution, Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center, Chapel Hill, NC (2010)

  • Certificate in Humanitarian Assistance and Practice, Duke University, Durham, NC (2010)

  • Masters in International Development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC (2010)

  • Masters of Community Planning, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio (2003)

  • Architecture and Engineering, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2000)

Consulting Experience:

  • Aperian Global, Indonesia Country Specialist, 2015-16

  • Interfaith-Community Services, Carrboro, North Carolina: IFC Housing and Community Agreement Final Report, 2010

  • Water Sanitation and Collaboration Council, Web-Content Writing, South and East Asia Member Countries Report, 2009

  • International Labour Organization, SIMPOC, Household-based Child Labour Report, 2009

Program Manager Experience:

  • Woven Oak Initiatives: Norwood Makers Collective. An inclusive craft and art making program to welcome newest neighbors in Norwood and beyond. Collaborations:Refugee Connect, Roselawn-Condon School & Norwood Schools.

  • American Red Cross, Cincinnati Region, Department of International Services: managed three programs: community education (International Humanitarian Law trainings and campaign) and community outreach (Measles Initiative, Restoring Family LInks).

Project Manager Experience:

  • Roselawn-Condon School (Cincinnati Public School), 2018: Created a small mural in the lobby of the school.

  • Vineyard Community Church, Summer of Service Mural art projects, 2007-2008. I led an art ministry of 20 volunteers, who worked with 700 high school students over the course of two summers. We collaborated with community organizations in Over-the-Rhine, the West End and Bond Hill to create eight murals. These murals were designed by the children and community through a week-long workshop to gather their ideas and art works.

  • South Cumminsville Community Gateway Project, 2004. As part of my main role as a community organizer, I underwrite the project, hired two artists, and oversaw the implementation of the project, which include two murals on the gateway to the community.

Events Organizing Experience:

  • Friendsgiving in Norwood: community Thanksgiving celebration to raise funds for local causes (Starfire Council, 2016-2018)

  • Walnut Hills History Day (Starfire Council, Walnut Hills Historical Society, Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, 2017)

  • One Acre Wood: Quarterly Gathering to celebrate Nature (Starfire Council, The Grail USA, 2018-19)

  • Anti Human Trafficking Conference, in collaboration with End Slavery Cincinnati, 2015-16

  • International Day of Peace in Cincinnati, 2015-2016

  • Youth Music of Cincinnati Concert to benefit Measles Initiative, Memorial Hall, Cincinnati, 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation Skills::

  • Household-Based Child Labor Evaluation in 50 countries, 2009 (ILO SIMPOC)

  • Housing Foreclosure Analysis in Hamilton County, 2003-7 (Working in Neighborhoods, Inc)

Networking Experience and Collaboration Skills:

  • Through my work with Starfire, each person I work with requires a diverse connection depending on their interests and passions. They include: Walnut Hills Historical Society, Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, OKI Regional Initiatives in Equitable Access to Transportation, Green Umbrella, Cincinnati Numismatic Society, People’s Pantry of Cincinnati, FOCUS Photography Group, A Child’s Hope International, Moriah Pie, The Norwood Business and Professional Women Association, Crossroads Oakley, The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, The Cincinnati Ballet, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Tippy Toes Dance, Cincinnati Public Library (Deer Park Branch, Delhi Township Branch), The Grail USA, Indigo Hippo.

  • While working with American Red Cross, I have increased agency’s partners significantly (more than 12 within 2 years), such as HIAS, Refugee Connect, Youth Music of Cincinnati, Children’s Inc, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, The Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio.

Photography / Art Exhibits:

  • “Java: A Sense of Place”, 1305 Gallery, July 2018

  • SOS Art, Cincinnati Art Academy, 2017 (collaborative exhibits)

  • Red Tree Art Gallery, Group Show, 2017

Writing Samples:

Graphic Design Samples:

  • Gratitude Journal (2018). Created layout and design for this journal for Rachel DesRochers.

  • Woven Oak Initiatives Newsletter, 2018 and 2017

  • American Red Cross, Cincinnati Region (various posters for events)