Whitney Allen is a recent graduate of the University of California, Irvine. She has a bachelors degree in Urban Studies, with an emphasis in community development. She is currently working as an intern in the Planning Department at the City of Villa Park in Orange County.
Whitney is a member of the American Planning Association and is currently volunteering with their community outreach campaign, the Planning Van.
Whitney plans to spend the next few years working in both the public and private sector gaining experience in the field of urban planning before attending graduate school.
June 2011 to Present
March 2011 to Present
Contacted city planning departments to expand company growth, radius mapping and notifications using GIS software, assisted with development and research projects, designed project proposal for $2.2 million EDA job growth challenge
Lead Hostess, Server
March 2007 to August 2010
As Lead Hostess trained new employees, worked with management to create new training methods. Served customers in fast paced restaurant, assisted management in organizing special events, worked nights and weekends to finance education.
Highest dessert sales in the Restaurant
Employee of the Year 2009, Employee of the Month (2)
June 2005 to March 2007
Day to day office duties, data entry, managed client relations, created schedule for office, written and telephone correspondence with clients, lawyers, and courts. Designed media and advertisements, supervised new software implementation.
April 2003 to September 2005
Opening and closing duties, banking, trained new employees, closing cashier, stocking and inventory, created product window displays
Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies
January 2009 to January 2011
Coursework in Environmental Sciences
January 2006 to January 2009
Urban Planning, Community Development, Adaptive Reuse, New Urbanism, International Development