Ms. Chatburn serves as an assistant project manager at B&D, using her project management experience to empower owners to develop projects that enhance community as well as environmental well-being. She graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s of science degree in urban studies and minors in architecture and natural resources. While at Cornell, she developed skills in participatory action planning as a UNESCO intern working on a Growing Up in Cities project in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York, as well as coordinated university and student efforts to support rebuilding in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina as part of the New Orleans Planning Initiative. After graduation, she served as a bilingual Spanish Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras as a municipal development advisor.
Professionally, Ms. Chatburn's interest in developing sustainable communities that foster participation and inclusiveness with concern for environmental footprint inspired her to work for the affordable housing agency Home Forward and the not-for-profit Trash For Peace in Portland, Oregon.