Science & Environment Writer, Editor
Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
From mid-2015 to early 2016, I served as Editor of SCAG's 2016 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS). This important government document for the largest metropolitan transportation planning organization in the nation outlines strategies for how the greater Los Angeles region can grow sustainably, meet state-mandated targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, and serve the housing needs of a growing and diverse population. For this project I advised SCAG on legal requirements for the document, prepared an outline, wrote several introductory sections to chapters, edited several drafts of the document on tight deadlines, wrote the executive summary, and distilled a series of essays by experts in urban planning, transportation, affordable housing, and other planning issues into a single unified summary.
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
In 2010-11 and again in 2014-15 I served as Editor of SANDAG's Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) updates. The scope of work as Editor was similar to SCAG above.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
In 2010, I edited the briefing document "Climate Change: Multiplying Threats to National Security" for a team of Ph.D. candidates at Scripps. The 16-page briefing discusses how climate change is expected to complicate national security in coming decades - a subject of great interest at the U.S. Defense Department. As part of their project, the graduate students circulated the document on Capitol Hill and among environmental groups and other stakeholders in Washington, D.C. For this project I partnered with Leslie Carlson, a former graphic artist at the Los Angeles Times and member of the paper's Pulitzer prize-winning team in 2006. You can read the document here.
I've worked on several projects as an editor for academic institutions, government agencies, and other organizations. Here are a few of the projects.