civic engagement.

I help people feel seen and heard in the world by collecting stories, celebrating community, and crafting a shared vision for the future.

Project Samples

Lancaster Square | Ellicott City Watershed Master Plan | PARK(ing) Day

People are the experts of their own communities. By infusing participatory design and decision-making into every project, I empower communities, foster a sense of and cultivate community happiness. My approach to creative outreach and collaborative design strategies for engagement is a cathartic exercise, offering community-building through consensus-building, fostering equity through inclusive dialogue, and increasing ownership through participatory decision-making.

The tools in my engagement toolbox are flexible enough to serve a range of products. My methods include:

  • Digital Engagement and Remote Engagement (Video Conferencing, Project Websites, Online Surveys, Live Polling, etc.)
  • Message Crafting
  • Workshops and Public Meetings
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Pop-Up Engagement and Piggyback Events
  • Storytelling
  • Crowdsourced Ideation
  • Group facilitation
  • Site/Project Walking Tours
  • Open Houses and Town Halls
  • Social Media Outreach
  • Input Analysis

Project samples above include work completed for a combination of clients and employers, including work completed while at Mahan Rykiel Associates, RK&K, and EnviroCollab, Inc.