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Expanding Your Perspective on the Profession: A Spectrum of Careers in Nonprofit and CDC Planning Sectors

February 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm

This panel will showcase the diversity of careers that planners may engage in. The alumni participating have pursued a variety of careers with their planning degree, and will talk about their unique career paths with current Master of Urban Planning students.


  • Victor Abla
    B.B.A.’91, M.U.P.’95
    Director, Lending and Portfolio Management, Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC)
  • Joshua Brugeman
    B.G.S.’02, M.U.P.’09
    Division Manager , Clean Energy Structures, Clean Energy Coalition
  • Deirdre Groves
    Executive Director, Challenge Detroit & Executive Director, The Collaborative Group
  • Joel Howrani Heeres, LEED-AP
    B.A.’99, A.M.’03, M.S.’09, M.U.P.’09
    Sustainable Communities Coordinator, WARM Training Center
  • Sarah Pavelko
    Project Manager, Southwest Detroit Business Association
  • Curtis Smith
    A.B.’90, M.U.P.’95
    Housing Development Director, Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS)


February 15, 2012
6:00 pm