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  • 1. Page 1 of 2 Maximilian M. Dixon Maximilian.dixon@gmail.com • P.O. Box 21352 • Seattle, WA 98111 • (206) 393-8889 EDUCATION University of Washington 2011 – 2014 Master of Urban Planning, College of the Built Environment Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management, College of the Built Environment Rijksuniversiteit Groningen / University of Groningen Fall – 2012 Semester-long study exchange program with emphasis on Spatial and Water Planning University of Washington Bothell 2009 – 2011 Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Studies – Magna Cum Laude Minor, Policy Studies RELEVANT EXPERIENCE Volunteer 2014 – Present American Red Cross Assisting with Preparedness, Mass Care, Logistics and Government Operations 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 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
  • 2. Page 2 of 2 Maximilian M. Dixon Maximilian.dixon@gmail.com • P.O. Box 21352 • Seattle, WA 98111 • (206) 393-8889 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 $2.0 million in grants and funds; drafting articles of incorporation and by-laws; forming the board; achieving 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 SKILLS ArcGIS Community Development Community Outreach Data Analysis Disaster Planning Grant Writing Hazard Mitigation HAZUS-MH Microsoft Office Policy Analysis Project Planning Public Policy Report Writing Research and Analysis Resiliency Practices Risk Assessment Strategic Planning Sustainable Development Project Management Urban Planning 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