I’m an aspiring urbanist, on a journey to start my second career as an urban planner. Currently in a pre-graduate-school phase attending the Summer [IN]STITUTE program at the University of California at Berkeley.
My previous career was a 10+ year run as a product manager in the software industry. I worked for companies such as Dropbox, Atlassian, Box, and Microsoft and specialized in mobile & enterprise productivity SaaS (cloud software).
While I’m still passionate about the future of work and mobile productivity, I decided to retire from the tech industry in 2020 to pursue my other lifelong passion in urban planning, where I have much more to learn and new ways to grow. I’ve been involved with nonprofits such as SPUR, SF Transit Riders, and Seamless Bay Area for years, but now I’m taking this hobby to the next level.
Brisk mobility largely defined my style as a product manager in tech, and I anticipate this is an element I will carry with me as I enter this entirely new field. I look forward to documenting the journey here and invite you to connect and offer any advice or suggestions along the way!