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Careers: Alumni Profiles

Steve Faber '98

MEMORIES OF CALVIN

Favorite course: Environmental Ethics with Lionel Basney.

WHAT AT CALVIN PREPARED YOU FOR YOUR CAREER?

"Calvin helped me to develop a world view that prepared me for being comfortable with transformation and flux."

LIFE AFTER CALVIN

  • Executive director of a local nonprofit group working with urban youth
  • Married a great art teacher
  • Rehabing a two-family home
  • Started school again
  • Joined a cohousing community

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW?

  • Completed a Masters in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management
  • Working in nonprofit consulting, a small part of that includes helping nonprofits apply GIS to better plan for neighborhood change. I recently presented a paper at the Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) conference on the role of intermediary nonprofits in delivering GIS services and how nonprofts can work at community counter-mapping.
  • I am also a founding member of a Grand Rapids Cohousing Community, which is the first cohousing development in West Michigan.

Major/minor

geography/environmental studies and third world development

Career tags

Urban geography, cohousing, parks planning, GIS

Contact

steve@cityvisioninc.org