Policy Analyst / Community Engagement Lead (New York Office) @ President's Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force
Mandarin Language Study @
Taipei Language Institute
Urban Planning Intern @ From June 2015 to August 2015 (3 months) Researcher (Transit-Oriented Urban Design in Mexico City) @ Produced report for Urban Travel Logistics (UTL), a division of Grupo Prodi, on urban design potentials for Centros de Transferencia Modal (CETRAMs) in Mexico City and the State of Mexico as well as current political and institutional
Urban Planning Intern @ From June 2015 to August 2015 (3 months) Researcher (Transit-Oriented Urban Design in Mexico City) @ Produced report for Urban Travel Logistics (UTL), a division of Grupo Prodi, on urban design potentials for Centros de Transferencia Modal (CETRAMs) in Mexico City and the State of Mexico as well as current political and institutional barriers to implementation of transit-oriented development. From June 2014 to August 2014 (3 months) Mexico City Area, MexicoPolicy Analyst / Community Engagement Lead (New York Office) @ Led community engagement process in New York City and Long Island. Created strategy, identified and engaged stakeholders, designed and executed policy roundtables, and authored community engagement section of final report to President Obama.
Contributed to development of Community Development Block Grant Action Plans, flood risk policy, and the Rebuild by Design resiliency competition. From February 2013 to July 2013 (6 months) Researcher @ Helped launch think tank partnership between Tsinghua University, Columbia University, and McKinsey & Company. Participated in joint McKinsey-UCI team to create sustainability index for 112 Chinese cities and evaluate trends. Conducted research on megaregions in China and abroad for National Development and Reform Commission project. From May 2011 to August 2012 (1 year 4 months) Luce Scholar @ The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year. From May 2011 to August 2012 (1 year 4 months) Beijing City, ChinaSustainability Analyst - DCAS Energy Management @ Coordinated citywide energy benchmarking initiative and analyzed energy use data for over 3,500 buildings. Designed and oversaw new citywide energy and building database and analysis tool using TRIRIGA software. Presented PlaNYC 2030 experience at Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Building Energy 11 Conference. From July 2010 to May 2011 (11 months) New York City Urban Fellow @ Researched, planned, and implemented policy strategy to create incentives for energy conservation in city agencies. Collaborated with Deputy Commissioner to plan retrofit program for 1,300 facilities. Wrote Request for Information (RFI), analyzed 32 responses, and presented results to NYC Energy Conservation Steering Committee.
The Urban Fellows Program is a nine-month leadership fellowship that combines intensive work in city government with a seminar series exploring current issues impacting urban policy. From August 2009 to July 2010 (1 year) Greater New York City Area
Master in City Planning (M.C.P.), Urban Design Certificate, 5.0/5.0 GPA @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology From 2013 to 2015 Mandarin Language Study @ Taipei Language Institute From 2011 to 2013 B.A., Urban Studies @ Barnard College From 2005 to 2009 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Urban Studies @ Columbia University in the City of New York From 2005 to 2009 Urban Planning @ International Honors Program From 2007 to 2007 Adriana Akers is skilled in: Urban Planning, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Policy Analysis, Research, Public Policy, Urban Design, Policy, Economic Development, Community Engagement, Environmental Policy, Adobe Creative Suite, Community Development, ArcGIS, International Development, Writing, Data Analysis, Project Management, China
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