Citizens for Solar Students
Citizens for Solar Students is a student-based organization that is focused on the promotion of solar technology in Southern Arizona. Our vision is to unite students with the resources and professional connections of local experts within the solar culture. Citizens for Solar Students is a Tucson operated organization that is an affiliate of Citizens for Solar. Citizens for Solar Students provide assistance to board members in graphic design and marketing materials, fundraising, creation of web and mail campaigns, and membership enrollments. Citizens for Solar Students also maintains a presence at the Annual Solar Potluck and Festival of the Sun, helping Citizens for Solar and its partners promote awareness to the general public and the solar culture.
Drachman Design-Build Coalition, Inc.
In the Fall of 2011, I served as Student Donations Chair, in addition to participating in the design and construction, for the sixth Drachman Design-Build Coalition, Inc. project. The Drachman Design-Build Coalition (DDBC) is a non-profit organization at The University of Arizona. The mission of the DDBC is to promote and facilitate affordable housing for low-income and underserved populations in Arizona. The DDBC sets out to design and construct one low-cost, energy efficient residence for a very low-income family each year. As Student Donations Chair, I was responsible for fund raising, development, and management of all donor campaigns.
In the spring of 2011, I was a student designer with the Tejido Group, an interdisciplinary and collaborative applied research program, where faculty and professionals in Landscape Architecture, Planning, and Architecture work side by side with university graduate and undergraduate students in an apprenticeship-style professional learning environment. Tejido Group is a community outreach studio which sets out to examine socio-cultural, socio-economic, environmental, functional, and image-related issues within communities, through in-depth hybrid qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The 2011 Spring Semester project focused on assessing growth strategies, environmental sustainability, and ecological and economic challenges in Greer, Arizona. As I am triple majoring in architecture, regional development, and business management; with a minor in architecture history, I was able to contribute to Tejido Group’s mission through design, planning, economic sustainability, environmental sustainability, and social preservation.