DAVID DE LA PEÑA
CURRICULUM VITAE (May, 2019)
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Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture + Environmental Design
Department of Human Ecology, University of California Davis
111 Hunt Hall, One Shields Avenue, Davis California 95616
email@example.com daviddelapena.com 530-752-4082
University of California Berkeley – PhD in Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, 2013
Dissertation on Participatory Urbanism and Activism in Barcelona, Spain. Louise Mozingo, Chair. Research conducted through Fulbright España: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, with Josep María Montaner, 2011-2012
University of California Berkeley – Master of Urban Design, 2006
Master’s Thesis on public space and mixed-use redevelopment in Davis, California. Elizabeth Macdonald, Chair.
University of Texas at Austin – Master of Architecture, with Honors, 1998
Capstone project on re-assembly of power plant as public space along interpretive river trail in Austin Texas.
California State University, Fullerton – Bachelor of Arts in German, 1994
International exchange at the Universität Tübingen, Germany, 1991-92. Graduation with honors, Summa cum laude.
Licenses & certificates
California Architects Board, License No. C30106, exp. 8/2019, 2006-present
U.S. Green Building Council: LEEDtm Accredited Professional, 2004
2013 – present UC Davis: Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture + Environmental Design, Department of Human Ecology
2006, 2009-2012 UC Berkeley: Instructor & Graduate Student Instructor, Department of Landscape Architecture
2006-2007 California State University Sacramento: Lecturer, Department of Design
2006-2009 Architect & Urban Designer, Mogavero Notestine Associates, Sacramento CA
2003-2005 Architect, Senior Designer, Lionakis Beaumont Design Group, Sacramento CA
2002-2003 Job Captain, LPA Sacramento, Inc., Sacramento CA
2001-2003 Project Designer / Manager, Scott Neeley & Associates, Davis CA
1998-2000 Landscape Designer, Eleanor McKinney, ASLA, Austin TX
1998-2000 Project Designer / Manager, Emily Little Architects, Austin TX
1998 Designer / Intern, Hodgetts + Fung Design Associates, Santa Monica CA
Publications and Creative Work (*peer-reviewed, **invited)
2019* De la Peña, David. “Beyond Guerrilla Urbanism: Can Batlló and the Slowness of Knowing, Managing, and Making.” In Urban Design International, Special Issue: Guerrilla Urbanism and the Social Practice of Urban Design.
2015* De la Peña, David, Randolph Hester, Jeffrey Hou, Diane Jones Allen, Laura Lawson. “Together We Design: Landscape architects offer their best techniques for transactive form-making.” Landscape Research Record 03.
2015* De la Peña, David. “Edible Sacramento: Soil Born Farms as a community-based approach to expanding urban agriculture” in Keane, Tim, ed., “incite Change | Change insight” (2015). New Prairie Press.
2015** De la Peña, David. “New Landscape Urbanisms: Promising new paths for urban design. Journal of Urban Design.
2015 Cole-Weiss, Alex and David de la Peña. “International Garden of Many Colors.” The Community Greening Review, Journal of the American Community Garden Association. Volume 20.
2017 De la Peña, David, Diane Jones Allen, Randolph Hester, Jeffrey Hou, Laura Lawson, Marcia McNally, editors. Design as Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity. Island Press. (2017) Received EDRA / Places Book Award 2018.
2019** De la Peña, David. “Design as Democracy: Barcelona’s Carritos Encourage a More Inclusive Urbanism.” In Resilience Matters: Strengthening Communities in an Era of Upheaval. Mazur, Laurie, ed.
2018** De la Peña, David. “Knowing, Managing, Making.” Introduction to Building Collectively: Participation in Architecture and Urban Planning. LaCol, Eds. Pol·len edicions.
2017 De la Peña, David and Randolph Hester. “REFORM! RE-FORM! Together We Design.” in Design as Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity. De la Peña, David, Randolph Hester, Jeffrey Hou, Diane Jones-Allen, Laura Lawson, Marcia McNally, editors.
2017** De la Peña, David. “Going to the People’s Coming.” in Design as Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity. De la Peña, David, Randolph Hester, Jeffrey Hou, Diane Jones-Allen, Laura Lawson, Marcia McNally, editors.
2017* Fraga Cadórniga, Javier and David de la Peña. “El Carrito: Rolling Out the Cart.” in Design as Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity. De la Peña, David, Randolph Hester, Jeffrey Hou, Diane Jones-Allen, Laura Lawson, Marcia McNally, editors.
2012** De la Peña, David. “Participation and activism: the case of Can Batlló” in Critical Files of the Barcelona Model, 1973-2004. Barcelona: Ajuntament de Barcelona & Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
Book chapters in progress
2017* De la Peña, David. “Ethnography and Design in the Garden.” in Fieldwork in Landscape Architecture: Methods, Actions, Tools. Thomas Oles and Paula Horrigan, Eds. Informa UK Limited. (SUBMITTED 2017)*
2014** De la Peña, David. Transforming Barcelona, by Tim Marshall. in Montaner, Josep María, Alvárez, Fernando, and Muxí, Zaida (eds.). Reader: Archivo Crítico Modelo Barcelona, 1973-2004. Barcelona: Ajuntament de Barcelona & Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Original in Spanish.
2014** De la Peña, David. Building Barcelona, by Peter G. Rowe. in Montaner, Josep María, Alvárez, Fernando, and Muxí, Zaida (eds.). Reader: Archivo Crítico Modelo Barcelona, 1973-2004. Barcelona: Ajuntament de Barcelona & Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Original in Spanish.
2018 Gruszko, Mariel, David de la Peña and Matthew Trahan, translators. Building Collectively: Participation in Architecture and Urban Planning. From Spanish languagte original Construir en colectivo: participación en la arquitectura y el urbanismo. LaCol, Eds. Pol·len edicions. (original 2017).
2018 De la Peña, David. “Design as Democracy: Barcelona’s Carritos Engourage a More Inclusive Urbanism.” In The City Fix, onlne publication. http://thecityfix.com/blog/design-democracy-barcelonas-carritos-encourage-inclusive-urbanism-david-de-la-pena/ (July 16, 2018)
Built work and planning documents (*received peer-reviewed award or recognition)
Directed a year-long collaborative design process with student-led initiatives on campus, including six undergraduate SLLC fellowship recipients. Oversaw the design of a 40-acre area of the UC Davis campus, coordinated with stakeholders and university administrators. Received $24,000 Pazala Fund Award and $75,000 for Green Fellowship Fund and SLLC Fund, 2019-2014.
Directed long-term participatory action research to support community gardening by 50 families in North Sacramento. Coordinated between City of Sacramento,, community-based organizations, and gardeners. Advocacy led to overturning of a city eviction and
recognition as an official garden. Contributions include mapping, advocacy, and garden improvement plans presented for agency reviews. Received $175,000 from City of Sacramento in Capital Improvement funds for garden upgrades, 2018.
Co-designed project in 2015 that was accepted for entry to U.S. Department of Energy competition. Co-PI and faculty advisor to student teams, for an experimental house intended to showcase energy efficiency and smart water management. Constructed house received 2nd Place Awards for Water & Communications.
Co-designed project in 2013 that was accepted for-entry to U.S. Department of Energy competition. Co-PI and faculty advisor to student design teams. Co-produced summary report on Farmworker Housing Regulatory Frameworks. Constructed house received 1st Place Awards for Affordability & Commuting, 4th place for Architecture, and 7th place overall.
Design collaborator for the “Gates of Collserola,” a city-sponsored competition for improving access to the Collserola natural park and reserve. Involved extensive participation with the Canyelles community and proposed a process for extended public engagement. Contributions included mapping, graphics, and iconography Winning entry for 16 Portes Competition, Canyelles gate.
Produced planning concept for neighborhood development based upon patterns of existing stream beds. Designed typology of street types and assisted with overall project design guidelines. Assisted with design and administration of public workshop.
2009 ”How Shall We Grow? Community Vision: Happy Valley & Cottonwood, CA. With the Local Government Commission and Urban Advantage. Client: South Shasta Healthy Eating, Active Communities Collaborative.
Lead designer and architect. Planned and conducted community workshops, coordinated stakeholder meetings, and produced master plan focused on placemaking and alternative transportation routes.
Lead designer and project manager. Met with stakeholders, conducted community workshop, and produced master plan for historic Fair Oaks Village downtown, including streetscape, signage, wayfinding, and park design.
Project urban designer. Project included infrastructure improvements, street design, design guidelines, and site designs. Received 2008 Neighborhood Planning Award from the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the American Planning Association.
2008 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Streetscape & Urban Design Master Plan, Sacramento, CA. With MNA, Glatting Jackson, and Local Government Commission. Client: City of Sacramento and Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Urban designer and project manager for corridor plan. Designed and conducted public workshops; produced site designs for undeveloped parcels, designed streetscape improvements; assembled final master plan document including text and graphics.
Urban designer and project manager for redevelopment of existing affordable housing complex, including mixed income housing and mixed uses. Coordinated with interdisciplinary team; produced all project plans and graphics, including final document.
Project designer and architect for new community college campus, including landscape and design of offices, library, classrooms, and laboratories. Coordinated construction drawings and review by the Division of the State Architect. Received LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Received 2007 Award of Merit from the Community College Facility Coalition (CCFC).
Job captain for phase 1b development of new community college campus. Responsible for coordination of architectural plans, details. and specifications. Received 2006 Award of Honor from CCFC.
Project designer with principal Scott Neeley for new infill office building in downtown Davis. Focus on green building technologies and sensitive contextual design. Received 2006 Citation Award from the Central Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Received 2005 Environmental Recognition Award from the City of Davis.
Project designer on overall landscape masterplan of extensive church site, including hillside pathways, bridges, and water features. Responsible for grading and layout of new memorial garden.
Project designer for landscape of new library site in Southeast Austin, Texas. Responsible for production of landscape layout plans and for coordination with architects and irrigation consultants. Project received 2003 Best Public Building Award from the Austin Chronicle.
Project manager for design of two customized metal buildings to serve as artist studios and apartments. Responsible for conceptual design and design development drawings.
Project manager for restoration of the historic home of author Katherine Anne Porter, and for new community building and surrounding landscape. Required documentation and analysis of historical house. Responsible for construction drawings, construction management, and documents for historical listing. Received Listing in National Register of Historic Places in 2004.
Project manager and lead designer for new community park with historically significant buildings. Responsible for design concept, all drawings, and master plan document, which was used for future project development. Drawings included in listing for National Register of Historic Places in 2002. Project funded by $750,000 Texas Parks and Wildlife grant; built as Buda Stagecoach Park and Visitor’s Center (final design by others).
Conference presentations, workshops and abstracts
2018 “Garden Diplomacy: The role of PAR in saving the International Garden in Sacramento, CA,” Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference, Oklahoma City.
2018 “Design and the Self-Built Landscape: A Vision Plan for the Sustainable Living and Learning Communities at UC Davis.” Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Conference, Blacksburg, VA.
2018 “Barcelona’s Superilles and the Necessity of Participation.” CELA Conference, Blacksburg, VA.
2017 “The Sustainable Living and Learning Communities at UC Davis.” Workshop organizer. Imagining America Conference, Davis, CA.
2017 “Sowing seeds of political engagement: the value of contentious projects in design studios.” EDRA Conference, Madison, WI.
2016 “Finding informality in urban agriculture: From mapping to supporting food equity.” CELA Conference, Salt Lake City.
2016 “Together We Design: New Techniques in Transactive Design,” Conference panel moderator with Jeffrey Hou, CELA Conference, Salt Lake City.
2015 “Edible Sacramento: Soil Born Farms as a community-based approach to expanding urban agriculture” CELA Conference, Manhattan, Kansas.
2015 “Together We Design Panel: El Carrito,” CELA Conference, Manhattan, Kansas.
2014 “A Framework for Participatory Urbanism: Drawing from Experiences in Barcelona” CELA Conference, Baltimore.
2014 “Rethinking Community Engagement in Oak Park Sacramento: Alternative Grassroots Approaches” CELA Conference, Baltimore.
2014 “Threads of Cooperation: Anarchistic Affinities of Participatory Urbanism in Barcelona” EDRA Conference, New Orleans.
2012 “Urban Engagements: Official Participation versus Design Activism at Can Batlló, Barcelona,” CELA Conference, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
2009 “Sustainable Planning and Public Participation,” Workshop with Jeffrey Goldman, EDAW. Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) Conference, Sacramento.
2008 “The Chico Avenues Neighborhood Plan – Lessons Learned,” with Michael Notestine (MNA) and Shawn Tilman, City of Chico. California Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Conference, Monterey, CA,
Invited presentations and workshops
2019 “Climate and Rural Justice: Impacts and Solutions.” Rural Justice Summit 2019, University of California, Merced.
2019 “SLLC Convergence,” Organizer, Sustainabl”e Living and Learning Communities and Davis Community, UC Davis. 60 attendees. March 14, 2019.
2018 “Unveiling of the Vision Plan for the Sustainable Living and Learning Communities, Organizer, UC Davis community, UC Davis, May 1, 2018, 60 Attendees.
2018 “Design and Planning for Urban Agriculture,” Invited Speaker, UC ANR Urban Agriculture Workshop series: Workshop #3: Production Issues for Urban Farms, Sacramento, CA, April 14, 2018, 30 Attendees.
2018 “Knowing Managing Making: Tactical Urbanism that Lasts,” Seattle Center for Architecture and Design Public Realm Speaker Series, with Seattle Department of Transportation and University of Washington, March 29, 2018.
2018 “SLLC Workshop, Organizer, Sustainable Living and Learning Communities, UC Davis,” February 22, 2018, 50 Attendees.
2017 “Design as Democracy.” With Randolph Hester and Marcia McNally. Department of Landscape Architecture, Fay Jones School of Architecture.
2016 “Jornada “Co-transformació dels buits urbans en projectes singulars. Taller pràctic.” (Co-transformation of vacant lots with individual projects: A practical workshop), Organizer, County (Diputació) of Barcelona employees and contractors, Barcelona, Spain, 11/15/16, 40 Attendees.
2016 “Sustainable Living and Learning Communities Workshop,” Organizer, University of California, Davis community, Davis, CA, 11/9/16, 30 Attendees.
2016 “UC Davis Domes and Solar Decathlon Workshop,” Organizer, Student residents, UC Davis, April 23, 2016, 30 Attendees.
2016 “California Food Policy Councils Community Reception & Conversation, Invited Speaker, California Food Policy Councils & Sacramento Food Policy Council, Sacramento, CA, 3/14/16, 50 Attendees.
2015 “Green Buildings: Approaches and Tools for Sustainability in Architecture, Invited Speaker, Landscape Architecture 140: Green Building, UC Davis, November 4, 2015, 40 Attendees.”
2015 “Place-It,” Organizer, with James Rojas, Sacramento Region Rising Conference, Sacramento, CA, October 2015, 1000 Attendees.
2015 “Designing Together: New Techniques in Citizen Participation,” Invited Speaker, Landscape Architecture 1, Introduction to Environmental Design, UC Davis, October, 2015, 120 Attendees.
2015 “Urban Agriculture: An Introduction,” Invited Speaker, Plant Sciences 162 Course: Urban Ecology, Mary Cadenasso, UC Davis, 1/2015, 50 Attendees.
2015 “El Carrito: Taking the Charrette to the People,” Presenter, Landscape Architecture Pro-seminar, UC Davis, 1/2015, 40 Attendees.
2014 “Mapping Urban Agriculture: Using Spatial Tools to Promote Social Equity,” Rutgers University, Landscape Architecture Lecture Series. (2015)
2014 “Open Source Urbanism: Collective Urban Actions in Spain” for participatory art studio, “Animating Public Space,” with Lauren Elder. California College of Arts, San Francisco.
2014 “Sustainable Neighborhoods: Introduction to LEED and LEED ND Rating Systems,” Invited Speaker, UC Davis Extension, Studio 30: Community Planning & Design, UC Davis, 4/2014, 20 Attendees.
2014 “Vacant Lots and Community Design: Opportunities in Oak Park,” Invited Speaker, Oak Park Neighborhood Forum, Sacramento, CA, 3/2014, 50 Attendees.
2014 “Participatory Urbanism: Novelties and continuities in grassroots city making, Invited Speaker,” UC Davis Landscape Architecture Colloquium, Davis, CA, 2/2014, 40 Attendees.
2013 “Participacio i Autogestio:Reformist and anarchistic affinities of participatory urbanism in Barcelona,” Invited Speaker, Geography Graduate Group Speaker Series, Davis, CA, 11/2013, 40 Attendees.
2013 “User Generated Urbanism and Social Equity,” Organizer, Adaptive Metropolis Conference, Berkeley, CA, 09/2013, 150 Attendees.
2012 “Factories, Toboggans and an Aerial Tram: Researching Collective Urban Activism in Barcelona” U.C. Berkeley Landscape Colloquium,
2009 ”Ecotones and the Broadway Corridor in Sacramento.” Urban Design Alliance, Sacramento Design Dialogue.
2009 “The Pusher: A critical view of community planning.” U.C. Davis, Design as Activism Lecture Series.
Reviews and mentions by others
2018 Harris, Susan. “Best Garden-Adjacent Books of 2018? “ Garden Rant. https://www.gardenrant.com/2018/12/best-garden-adjacent- books-of-2018.html (December 21, 2018)
2018 Green, Jared. “Best Books of 2018.” THE DIRT, American Society of Landscape Architects, online publication. https://dirt.asla. org/2018/11/28/best-books-of-2018/ (November 18, 2018)
2018 Patterson, Steve. “NEW BOOKS — Beyond Mobility: Planning Cities for People and Places & Design As Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity.” In Urban Review Saint Louis. http://www.urbanreviewstl.com/2017/12/new-books-beyond- mobility-planning-cities-for-people-and-places-design-as-democracy-techniques-for-collective-creativity/ (November 18, 2018)
2018 Green, Jared. “Participatory Design Must Evolve.” THE DIRT, American Society of Landscape Architects, online publication. https:// dirt.asla.org/2018/02/07/participatory-design-must-evolve/ (February 7, 2018)
Teaching (*comprise core departmental teaching duties)
UC Davis, Department of Human Ecology, Assistant Professor, 2013 – present
Sp19 LDA 198 – Fieldwork Lab. Group projects studio. 10 students.
W19* LDA 2 – Lecture: Place, Culture and Community. 108 students.
F18 FRS-4 – First Year Seminar: Drawing the City. 16 students.
Sp18* LDA 201 – Graduate Seminar: Theories of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design. 8 students.
W18 LDA 198 – Group Study – The Sustainable Living and Learning Communities Vision Plan. 5 students (plus 13 students auditing).
F17 LDA 198 – Group Study: Solar Decathlon. 1 student
Su17 LDA 191 & CRD 153 – Summer Abroad: Housing and Urbanism in Barcelona. With Rob Wiener. 32 students.
Sp17* CRD 250 – Graduate Seminar – Professional Skills in Community Development. 12 students.
Sp17* LDA 190 – Colloquium: Designing for Diversity. With Claire Napawan and Sheryl Ann Simpson. 152 students.
Sp17* LDA 184 – Studio: Landscape Architecture Independent Capstone Projects. 17 students.
Sp17 LDA 192 – Internship Supervision. 2 students.
W17* LDA 102 – Seminar. Research Methods in Landscape Architecture. 31 students.
W17 FRS4 – First Year Seminar: The Creative Practice: Cultivating Habits of Mindfulness. 18 students.
W17 LDA 198 – Group Study. Campus Sustainability Design Projects. 2 students.
F16 LDA 98 – Seminar: Environmental and Agricultural Sustainability Education. 7 students.
F16 LDA 192 – Internship Supervision. 1 student.
Su16 LDA 191 & CRD 153 – Summer Abroad: Urbanism and Housing in Barcelona. 29 students.
Sp16 LDA 192 – Internship Supervision. 1 student.
W16* LDA 2 – Lecture: Place, Culture and Community. 99 students.
W16 LDA 198 – Seminar on Community Engaged Design & Journalism. With jesikah maria ross. 14 students.
F15* LDA 191 – Studio: Advanced Landscape Design, Community Based Urban Agriculture. 14 students.
Su15 LDA 191 & CRD 153 – Summer Abroad: Housing and Urbanism in Barcelona. With Rob Wiener. 30 students.
Sp15* LDA 199 – Studio: Landscape Architecture Senior Projects. 20 students.
W15* CRD 250 – Gradate Seminar: Professional Skills in Community Development. 9 students.
W15* LDA 102 – Seminar. Research Methods in Landscape Architecture. 32 students.
W15* LDA 190 – Colloquium: Landscape Engagements. 32 students.
Sp14 LDA 198 – Group Study: Solar Decathlon. 7 students.
Sp14 LDA 198 – Group Study: Agricultural Sustainability Institute landscape design. 2 students.
W14* LDA 170 – Studio: Site Planning. 18 students.
F13* LDA 191 – Studio: Advanced Landscape Design, Regenerative Ecologies of Bodega Bay. 18 students.
University of California, Berkeley, Instructor and Graduate Student Instructor, 2006, 2009-2012
F12 LA 251 – Graduate Seminar: Theories of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. Instructor. 12 students.
Sp11 LA 201 – Landscape Architecture Graduate Studio, Marcel Wilson. Graduate Student Instructor.
F10 LA 301 – Methods of Teaching in Landscape Architecture. Graduate Seminar. Instructor. 10 students.
Sp10 LA 190 – Landscape Colloquium. Speaker Series Organizer.
F09 LA 170 – History of Landscape Architecture, Louise Mozingo. Graduate Student Instructor.
Sp06 GEOG 160b – American Cultural Landscapes, Paul Groth. Graduate Student Instructor.
University of California, Davis, Lecturer, 2007-2010
Su10 American Studies 151 – Seminar: Landscapes and Places. 4 students.
W09 LDA 70 – Studio: Introduction to Space Making. 20 students.
F08 LDA 21 – Landscape Drawing Studio. 26 students.
W08 LDA 191 – Advanced Urban Design Studio, Corridor Design. 19 students.
Su07 American Studies 153 – Individual & Community. Instructor. 15 students.
California State University, Sacramento, Lecturer, 2006-2007
F07 Interior Design 21 – Design Fundamentals Studio. 18 students.
F06 Interior Design 124 – Seminar: Principles of House Design. Instructor. 40 students.
2018-2019 Co-organizer, 2019 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Conference, Sacramento CA
2018-2019 Co-chair, 2019 CELA Conference Theme Track: Engaged Scholarship
2019 Landscape Education for Democracy, Faculty participant with LE-Notre Institute, Europe
2019 Personnel Committee, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design Program, UC Davis
2018 Member, Graduate Studies Internal Fellowship Review Committee, UC Davis
2017-2019 Admissions Committee, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design Program, UC Davis
2017-2019 Instruction Committee, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design Program, UC Davis
2016-Present, Faculty Fellow, UC Davis Agriculture Sustainability Institute
2016-2017 U.C. Davis Faculty-in-Residence, Residential onsite mentor to first-year students
2016-Present Faculty Affiliate, U.C. Davis Center for Water and Energy Efficiency
2016 Faculty Brownbag Committee, Human Ecology Department, UC Davis
2016 Governance Committee, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design Program, UC Davis
2016 Faculty Panelist, Fulbright US Student Interview Panel, UC Davis
2015-2016 Member, Landscape Architecture Graduate Academic Certificate Committee, UC Davis
2015-Present Faculty Advisor, U.C. Davis Sustainable Living and Learning Community
2014-Present Member, Community Development Graduate Group Executive Committee
2015-Present Member, Sacramento Urban Agriculture Coalition
2014-2015 Member, Sacramento Environmental Justice Working Group
2013-2015 Admissions Committee, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design Program, UC Davis
2010-2011 City of Davis, Member of Oversight Group, Third Street Improvements Project
2007-2009 Urban Design Alliance Sacramento, Board Member, Treasurer, Volunteer
2007-2008 City of Davis, Planning Commissioner