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  • Page 1 of 3 Maximilian M. Dixon Maximilian.dixon@gmail.com | 14027 Stone Ave N | Seattle, WA 98133 | (206) 393-8889 PROFILE Recent Master of Urban Planning and Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management graduate with experience in community resilience and risk assessment; organizational and project management; hazard modeling and mitigation; skilled in research, report writing, organizing and community presentations. A self-driven systems thinker and problem solver; seeking career in Disaster Preparedness, Planning, Mitigation and Recovery; Community Outreach; and Emergency Management. EDUCATION University of Washington 2011 – 2014 Master of Urban Planning & Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management Rijksuniversiteit Groningen / University of Groningen 2012 – 2012 Master of Urban Planning (exchange program) University of Washington Bothell 2009 – 2011 Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies & Minor in Policy Studies GPA: 3.95 – Magna Cum Laude EXPERIENCE Planning Consultant 2013 – Present Self-Employed HAZUS-MH earthquake modeling (including level 3 runs); report writing and research Research Assistant 2013 – 2014 Institute for Hazards Mitigation Planning and Research, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Developed an asset-based approach and model for assessing community risk and resilience to improve the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Risk MAP process. This included researching and analyzing the following: resilience; earthquake and tsunami risk; risk assessment and management; mitigation policies, plans and best practices; community plans, assets and systems; ecosystem services; human well-being; and risk models, including Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) and HAZUS-MH. We conducted three community workshops (in Redmond, Everett and Neah Bay) to test the model; and wrote reports for each community and for FEMA. Risk Policy Intern Summer – 2012 Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bothell, WA Project Manager - Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) for the Mitigation Division, Region X, which included the following: leading, organizing, managing and executing the project; wrote the Mitigation Mission Area Desired Outcomes and Capability Targets; coordinated and collaborated with the Recovery, Response and National Preparedness Divisions; assisted and worked with AK, ID, OR, and WA state emergency managers, planners and staff; assisted with development of a 3 day State Planners Workshop; and conducted project presentations
  • Page 2 of 3 Maximilian M. Dixon maxdixon@uw.edu | 14027 Stone Ave N | Seattle, WA 98133 | (206) 393-8889 Intern Summer – 2010 Tulalip Tribes Department of Natural Resources, Tulalip, WA Mapped and inventoried the Tulalip Tribes Reservation storm water infrastructure system; taking over 2,500 GPS data points; spot checked and updated county data; created a GIS database; geo-referenced and integrated grading and drainage plans from as-builts into GIS and used them to plot catch basin and drainage points, as well as storm lines and flow direction VOLUNTEER WORK King County Representative and Founding Board Member 2011 – 2014 Young Planners Group, Puget Sound Section, Washington Chapter, American Planning Association Acted as an adviser and assisted with creating and developing the organization, which included getting the organization officially recognized, supported and funded by the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association; drafting the by-laws; budgeting; creating committees; forming the board; recruiting officers; marketing; and developing a mentor program Board Member and Founding Member 2010 – 2014 Friends of North Creek Forest, Bothell, WA Instrumental in forming the non-profit, which included the following: raising over $1.8 million in grants and funds; drafting articles of incorporation and by-laws; forming the board; getting our 501(c)3 approval; developing and maintaining institutional and organizational partnerships; marketing, communication and public relations; site plan development; volunteer and intern recruitment, training and management; web site development; public presentations; collaboration with city officials; developing the strategic plan; and policy analysis Executive Director and Co-founder 2011 – 2012 Shoreline Farmers Market Association, Shoreline, WA Instrumental in forming the non-profit, which included the following: managing the non-profit; drafting articles of incorporation and by-laws; forming the board; developing and maintaining institutional and organizational partnerships; creating the business plan; fundraising and budgeting; marketing, communication and public relations; site plan development; volunteer recruitment, training and management; web site development; public presentations; collaboration with city officials; developing the strategic plan; and policy analysis President and Founder 2010 – 2011 Sustainability Organization of University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Community College Trained future student leaders and ambassadors to spearhead campus and community sustainability projects; initiated, organized and facilitated the first joint campus 2011 Earth Day event; coordinated with administration (including the Chancellor and President), staff and faculty from both campuses; as well as over 30 students; created and managed 13 sub-committees for the various sections of the event; and managed the budgeting and fundraising Committee Member and Founding Member 2010 – 2011 UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College Commuter Services Task Force Steered and decided policy for: parking, bicycle and electric plug-in infrastructure and rates; UPASS marketing, incentives and rates; and ride-share and carpool incentives and programs; developed marketing strategies and initiatives to increase student, faculty and staff use of alternative transportation and carpooling; alternative transportation sub-committee leader; presented in classrooms and at events; created and facilitated surveys; and was instrumental in achieving a 50% increase in UPASS sales in 2010
  • Page 3 of 3 Maximilian M. Dixon maxdixon@uw.edu | 14027 Stone Ave N | Seattle, WA 98133 | (206) 393-8889 SKILLS ArcGIS Budgeting Community Development Community Outreach Data Analysis Disaster Planning Event Planning and Organizing Fundraising Grant Writing Hazard Mitigation HAZUS-MH Microsoft Office Networking Non-profit Creation and Management Organizational Leadership Policy Analysis Problem Solving Project Planning Proposal Writing Public Policy Public Relations Public Speaking and Presenting Report Writing Research and Analysis Resiliency Practices Risk Assessment Strategic Planning Sustainable Development Team and Project Management Urban Planning RELEVANT COURSES Applied Geospatial Analysis Business & Economic Statistics Climate Change and Infrastructure Conservation & Sustainable Development Comprehensive Emergency Management Comprehensive Planning Development & the Environment Energy Systems Geographic Information Systems Hazard Mitigation Planning Infrastructure Planning and Local Finance International Political Economy Legal and Administrative Framework for Planning Macroeconomics and Microeconomics Political Institutions and Processes Quantitative Methods in Urban Design and Planning Risk Assessment and Business Continuity Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS Magna Cum Laude Mary Gates Endowment Leadership Scholar Donald H Miller Endowed Fellowship in Urban Design and Planning Richard C. and Lois M. Worthington Endowed Scholarship UW Bothell President’s Medal Finalist References Available Upon Request View slide