Elizabeth Shaughnessy Transportation/Urban planner /GIS

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PROFILE: Planning/GIS professional poised for progressively mid-level opportunities. Five years of planning and GIS experience, spanning all aspects of research, including: redesigning city zoning maps and keeping current with local and global city, regional, international transportation, civil and municipal planning guidelines.




CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY EAST BAY, Hayward, CA                                                  Dec 2014

Masters in Geography

Focus in Urban PTransportation
Honor Society:  Gamma Theta Upsilon


SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, San Jose, CA                                                                              June 2013

Graduate Certificate, Community Design and Development


FOOTHILL COLLEGE, Los Altos, CA                                                                                              June 2012

Certificate, GIS Analysis


WOODBURY UNIVERSITY, Burbank, CA                                                                                       May 2007

Bachelors (B. Arch.), Architecture
Study Abroad:  Europe 2005 – Barcelona, Rotterdam, Utrecht & Paris
Study Abroad:  China 2006 – (South Eastern University) Nanjing, Beijing, Suzhou & Shanghai




City of Midland, Midland, TX                                                                         April 2018- Current

Prepares special studies and reports related to code amendments and annexation studies. Assists with comprehensive plan and studies and updates as necessary.
Prepares statistical reports such as annual population estimates.
Reviews requests and prepares written reports for zone change and proposed subdivision plat applications and special studies.
Presents information and recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Reviews miscellaneous applications including temporary land uses, special events, public rights of way, etc.
Responds to public inquiries concerning development of the city in general as well as specific areas.
Researches, compiles and analyzes land use and related data.
Works with the public and developers in answering questions and providing information.
Performs related duties as required.
Prepares written planning staff reports, CEQA environmental documents, conditions of approval, and policy recommendations for decision making bodies.
Analyzes, interprets, and validates land-use data using associated computer software and databases, as appropriate.
Coordinate and/or negotiate with other individuals, developers, applicants, consultants, and other departments and agencies on technical or legal aspects of planning projects, some of which may be controversial or politically sensitive.
Provide general information to the public in response to questions about projects, planning programs, applicable ordinances, policies and procedures.
Make oral presentations to governmental bodies that explain and clarify planning projects and staff report recommendations.
Review and interprets Planning ordinances, regulations, and land use policies.
Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned including creation of maps, research of properties and associated land uses and typing of findings or correspondence as requested by other planning staff.
Compose legal notices and property owner notification(s) for various public meetings and public hearings;
Perform other related duties as assigned.
PALO ALTO UNIVERSITY, Palo Alto, CA                                                                          Aug 2012-2018

Director of Institutional Development

Responsible for all aspects of advancement within the university, including fundraising, strategic planning for advancement, and advancing the name and reputation of PAU.
Manage relationships with all funding constituents, including alumni, trustees, students, and friends of the university.
Lead PAU’s 6 person Development Team; Supervise PAU’s lead development staff;
Coordinate the fundraising work done by 6+ other senior staff; Train and support staff at all levels to build fundraising skills and effectiveness;
Create and improve systems for maximizing the efficacy, efficiency and impact of all of this work;
Oversaw the planning and implementation of 2-4 large scale ‘gala’ events per year, in addition to 4-6 smaller house party, cocktail, donor cultivation events;
Oversaw all of PAU’s individual giving and major donor programs;
Oversaw all of PAU’s development communications (website, annual report, brochure, newsletters, e-lerts); and Work closely with the supervising Co-Executive Director, the executive team, and senior managers to develop and implement PAU’s overall development and institutional advancement strategy.
A track record of success;
Experience leading teams and supervising senior staff;
Experience with a wide range of development and management activities;
Ability to plan and administer multiple concurrent projects;
Strong project management and organization skills; Strong grant writer;
Executive Administrative Assistant/Coordinator

Provide administrative support to the Director of the Institute  in establishing the institute
Creating infrastructure for the institute

Establishing the administrative organization
Coordinating with IT support to establish initial internet platforms for developing surveys and interventions
Helping to structure and staff meetings for research assistants and students who will be taking part in specific research groups
Creating a plan of action to obtain resources for the center, including the recruitment of volunteers, the writing of grants and seeking donations
Designing the institute’s websites
Developing internet intervention using Qualtrics in English and Spanish
Performing research analysis from the internet interventions using GIS
Assisted Dr. Ricardo Munoz with his internet interventions class
Serve as a liaison between the University and San Francisco General Hospital for Ph.D. research students


SANTA CLARA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT, Cupertino, CA                               May 2012-July 2012

GIS Analyst
Designed shapefiles of solar panels for the county
Updated streets, building footprints, parks and sports fields, schools, churches and hospital layers using ArcGIS
Designed route map analysis between station for different conditions
Assisted with updating and reprinting their map books


SAN JOSE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, San Jose, CA                                              Apr 2008-Oct 2008

Worked on several architectural projects
Assisted with drafting and project management
Performed newsstands analysis and design


CITY OF OAKLAND, Oakland, CA                                                                                  May 2007-May 2008

Community and Development Agency of the Strategic Planning Department/GIS
Updated and created new shapefiles for the year 2020 city general plan
Worked on 2020 general plan and re-zoning map
Assisted in the creation of new design guidelines for downtown high rise buildings
WOODBURY UNIVERSITY, San Diego, CA                                                                    Aug 2004-May 2007

Marketing, Communication and Special Project Assistant

Conducted event planning
Designed the University’s magazine layout
Assisted in the University’s gallery


MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Outlook), Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Suite (Illustrator & Photoshop), ArcGIS, GPS, Auto-Cad, Geo Media, Remote Sensing, Digital Image Processing, Sketch-up, Qualtrics, Database Management, Google AdWords, Google Sites