CIRAD Developing Economies Lab (Costa Rica)

& Centre Pompidou Architecture Department (France)


x Engaged in fieldwork with local economic stakeholders

x Collaborated to the planning of several exhibitions

x Conducted editorial & archival work for research reports & exhibition catalogs


SPUR San Francisco think tank (USA) & Urban Act agency (France)

2014 - 2016

x Facilitated research during fieldwork and report writing for

a European grant on how to implement a successful energy transition

x Engaged in the initial steps for the launch of SPUR's third office in Oakland


Nonprofit work & Grant writing

Ateliers d'Alger

2017 - Present

Co-Founder and Treasurer-Accountant

Collective focusing on urban planning solutions for the city of Algiers,

based on local participatory workshops, civic engagement

and the curation of expertise from local and transnational professionals.

Grant writing:

x Map all grants so that the team can understand the totality of investments

x Analyze and create periodic reports that summarize common themes

across the portfolio of grants, for the purpose of strategy refinement

x Review grant proposals and prepare analysis that reflects

grant outcomes and their contribution to the team's strategic goals

x Identify and anticipate emerging trends in grantmaking

Citizen participatory workshop coordination:

With groups of residents in several neighborhoods of Algiers,

in order to implement solutions & new infrastructure

co-designed with partner nonprofit organizations and public sector agents





  • Violence and Planning (2017 - Dr. Hiba Bou Akar): Comparative analysis of genealogies of violence in planning (France, Lebanon, United States and Mexico)

  • Zoning: A Guide for 21st-Century Planning Handbook publishing (2018 - Dr. Elliott Sclar): Handbook draft writing and chapter editing workshops with editorial team and contributors





  • French (native speaker) / Arabic (native speaker) / English (fluent) / Spanish (fluent) / Italian (basics)

  • MS Office Suite, GIS (ArcMap, QGIS), Adobe Illustrator, Stata, Atlas.ti, Tableau, blogging and web creation software

  • Planner I Certification, License 15-L85-A - Santa Clara Competitive Rating (2015)

  • CAPES Teaching Certification in English and History/Geography for Middle-School and High-School Level (2015 - 2016)

  • Photographer (proficient with Canon EOS 500D)

  • Experienced translator ; Grant writing skills