Exploring the intersection of profitable urban development & sustainability to make spaces better for people

ABOUT ME

A holistic approach to sustainable urban development is the future.

Spaces can be repurposed in a way that helps the environment, helps residents, and offers a high return on investment. In a time where demand for real estate is drastically changing, smart investment and design will be needed to stay ahead of the curve and keep spaces desirable.

I have spent the last few years preparing to help organizations move into this future. Here are some highlights:

  • I graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a minor in Real Estate in the College of Engineering.

  • I am the first female undergraduate student to be a founder of an Architecture 2030 District, which are created around the country with a goal of reducing the environmental impact of buildings. My team founded the first 2030 District in New York state.

  • I was the project manager for Cornell's branch of SWEEP, a new sustainability standard focusing on solid waste. It is being developed by Rob Watson, the founder of LEED.

  • I have worked on over 3 million square feet of properties pursuing the NYSERDA Commercial Tenant Program, and LEED & WELL Certifications.

 
 

My Work

As Assistant Director of the Ithaca 2030 District, tracked energy & water consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions from transportation

Analyzed collected data to recommend cost-effective solutions 

Designed renewable energy and storage systems

Performed residential energy modeling

Created a building performance dashboard using Python and VBA

Developed a framework for the City of Ithaca’s new municipal building energy benchmarking policy

Conducted research, prepared written reports, and collected & analyzed City energy data

Commercial Real Estate

Reported to GRESB for over 40 million square feet of property

Created a tool to place monetary values on different combinations of building attributes

Wrote a CSR report using the GRI standards for the construction and real estate sector

Revitalized marketing practices and strategies

Consulted for Architecture 2030 District executive boards in New York City, Ann Arbor, and Detroit

Carried out administrative management and research for the sustainable rehabilitation of a building in the East Hill Historic District

Green Building

Strategic Advisory

Policy

 
Contact Aurora

​Tel: (516) 522-0299

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