Allan Kapoor

Education

[IN]City Intensive Sustainable City Planning Program, University of California, Berkeley

  • Collaborated with other students to produce several MA-level planning projects
  • Attended lectures and studios on a wide array of planning topics
  • Created an extensive toolkit to educate West Oakland residents about climate change, sea level rise, and community-based resiliency

B. A. in Global Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Business Communication Minor
  • Graduated with High Honors
  • 2012 Guffey Excellence in Business Communication Award
  • Dean’s Honors: Spring 2009, Winter 2010, Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2012, Winter 2012
  • 6 Month Study Abroad in M.A. Program at University of Delhi, India
  • Overall GPA: 3.8

Experience

Marketing Assistant—PAE Consulting Engineers, San Francisco CA. Oct 2013-July 2014

  • Provided marketing/business development, communication, and graphic design services for a cutting-edge sustainable mechanical and electrical engineering firm
  • Responded to RFQs and acted as marketing contact for all pursuits out of the San Francisco office, helping secure projects with Facebook, Stanford, and others. 
  • Conducted market research and networked to alighn PAE with key players inthe green construction industry, including architects, developers, and owners

English Teacher—Princess Sirindhorn’s School, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand—October 2012-July 2013

  • Taught advanced and introductory English to classes of 10-50 Thai students at a royal charter school
  • Collaborated with Thai and Western teachers to design coursework, lesson plans, and testing materials, incorporating environmental awareness into my curriculum

Web Design Tutorial Author—employed by Dr. Mary Ellen Guffey, leading business communication textbook author—July 2012-September 2012

  • Created an extensive web design tutorial which will be part of the latest edition of her textbook
  • Chosen for my strong professional writing and website design skills

Market Research and PR Intern—Green2Gold Sustainable Business Incubator, Goleta CA. Jan 2012-July 2012

  • Conducted market research on small-scale solar and wind turbine technologies
  • Familiarized myself with the renewable energy sector in California
  • Created a communication plan for expanding G2G's on-campus outreach

Sustinability Instructor—Sprout Up, Goleta CA. March 2012-July 2012

  • Taught environmental science and stewardship to underprivileged students in grade schools throughout Santa Barbara County
  • Centered curriculum around Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling

Office Staff—UCSB Recreation Department, Goleta CA. Feb 2011-June 2012

  • Experienced working in a fast-paced office setting
  • Public Outreach, daily interaction with students, coaches, donors, and businesses
  • Drafted and edited professional documents and did other administrative tasks

Market Research Intern—Eleos Foundation, Montecito CA. June-Aug 2011

  • Experienced working for a socially and environmentally responsible impact investment firm
  • Conducted market research on social businesses in California tackling humanitarian and environmental problems
  • Created a database of philanthropists and socially responsible businesses in Santa Barbara County

Expertise

Professional Assets

  • Passionate about the potential of city policy and planning to solve environmental and social challenges
  • Proficient at graphic design and professional communication
  • Adept at creating marketing/outreach plans and PR materials targeting a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Comfortable working indivudally and collaborating in groups

Computer Skills

  • Very adept at quickly learning new computer programs
  • HTML/CSS Web Design: Adobe Dreamweaver, Wordpress
  • Geographic Information Systems: ESRI ArcGIS
  • Graphic Design: Adobe Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop
  • Project Management: Deltek Vision, Newforma
  • Mainstream Social Media Platforms
  • Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Google Docs