Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Boston-based, urban planner and creative thinker adept at cultivating and directing high-performing teams and developing constructive relationships with a wide range of business, municipal and community partners. Extensive community engagement and project management experience.

  • Community development & engagement,
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Program management
  • Public speaking
  • Transportation planning including Complete Streets & Vision Zero policies
  • Quantitative & qualitative research and analysis
  • Zoning Law

Developed plans of action for 25 communities statewide, outlining next steps for bike infrastructure and Complete Streets treatments.

Spearheaded four successful street closure events in Mattapan and Roxbury, MA.

Designed and implemented two temporary parklet installations in Cambridge, MA.

Speaker the New England Bike/Walk Summit on the economic development benefits of bicycling in October 2015.

Professional Experience
Programs Director, 2015 to Current
LeidosUndisclosed, GU,
  • Successfully managed all aspects of project planning, management and delivery in communities statewide
  • Directly responsible for state and municipal grant management and budgeting.
  • Delivered technical assistance consultant providing technical knowledge about bike infrastructure and Complete Streets policy development to communities statewide
  • Displayed advanced communication and interpersonal abilities while interacting with all stakeholders during project development
  • Facilitated community engagement efforts in cities and towns statewide
  • Spearheaded the efforts to successfully lobby for additional sustainable transportation funding at the National Bike Summit
  • Achieved target objectives through clear communication & outreach strategies
  • Effectively managed a team of up to three staff members
  • Leveraged technical expertise to increase the number of communities worked in by 35% in 2015
  • Led 25 bikeability assessments
  • Conducted qualitative and quantitative data gathering initiatives which informed project conceptualization and execution
  • Created projects that focused on place and community engagement
  • Developed presentations and delivered them at conferences and in academic settings
  • Accelerated and executed new fundraising events for the organization
  • Cofounding member of the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition
Program Manager, 05/2014 to 2015
Cushman & WakefieldIndustry, CA,
  • Recognized as essential in the transition of leadership at the organization: specializing in cultivating relationships with stakeholders and continuing to provide technical assistance to communities statewide
  • Effectively managed multiple priorities, was solely responsible for the successful execution of multiple community events
  • Managed a team of two staff members
  • Accelerated social media outreach and developed content with increased impact on target markets
Researcher, 07/2013 to 11/2013
Nbc UniversalPhoenix, AZ,
  • Conducted fieldwork & finalized an informational report for analysis of roadways in the City of Boston
  • Synthesized quantitative and qualitative data for documents on transportation planning projects focused on subway stations
Researcher, 05/2013 to 07/2013
Nbc UniversalSalt Lake City, UT,
  • Oversaw the research, development and delivery of in-depth reports on best practices for the creation of a community land trust for a local community garden
  • Applied knowledge of zoning law and land use to support project research and development
  • Facilitated a research proposal through extensive fieldwork for the introduction of traffic calming road design implementation in the Egleston Square neighborhood of Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Advanced community engagement strategies and conducted community outreach programming to abutters of project area
City Planning Intern, 07/2012 to 11/2012
Carnegie Mellon UniversitySilicon Valley, CA,
  • Synthesized best practices for successful advocacy campaigns, roadway design and site-specific data gathering
  • Generated a successful campaign for protected bicycle lanes on Beacon Street in Somerville, MA
Research Assistant, 07/2012 to 11/2012
Boston UniversityCity, STATE,
  • Specialized research on the topic of heating and equity in public housing Focused on acquiring quantitative data about affordable housing case study in Dorchester, MA
Master of Science: City Planning, Expected in 2015
Boston University - Boston, MA
Bachelor of Arts: English, Expected in 2006
University of Mississippi - Oxford, MS
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Professional Affiliations
American Planning Association, Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition, Placemaking Leadership Council with the Project for Public Spaces
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