I have a diverse combination of educational and professional experiences that gives me a unique perspective on how to get things done. My undergraduate work at Bucknell in Math and Economics prepared me well for an analytical career where I gained skills in data analytics as an actuary. Knowing my passion was in creating sustainable cities, I returned to graduate school and earned my Masters and PhD in Systems Engineering. From there I joined the faculty of the Urban Planning Program at the University of Colorado where I led their Environmental Planning program and built partnerships between planners, engineers and scientists to create the Facility for Applied Spatial Technology, that remains today. Family commitments led me to return to the East Coast where I worked for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection before joining Camp Dresser & McKee. At CDM Smith I had the opportunity to hold many different positions and support clients with strategic and technology program design and implementation. During my 20 years serving the AEC community I have direct experience as a change maker in an industry that is risk averse by design. I led CDM Smith's R&D program and coordinated their enterprise change initiatives., including Virtual Design and Construction. In July of 2019 I launched a Public Benefit Corporation, Sustainable Synthesis Limited, to focus my efforts helping organizations imagine more innovative solutions, build diverse teams to design programs to achieve their goals, and manage the execution of the program to demonstrate impact.