- Master of Urban Design, University of Westminster, London
- Professional Certificate in Master Planning, Harvard University
- Bachelor of Geography, University of Texas, Austin
- Spoke on economic development at the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, June 2012, in Orlando, Florida (other speakers included President Barack Obama).
- Published a chapter on Urban Design in the United States called “Urban Design Practice: An International Review”; edited by Sebastian Loen, Riba Publishing, 2012.
- Spoke with Leon Krier on “The Next Urbanism” at the Congress for the New Urbanism, May 2012, West Palm Beach, Florida