Collin serves as Sustainability Associate & Community Planner at the Little Tokyo Service Center Community Development Corporation. Focusing on neighborhood sustainability initiatives in Little Tokyo, Collin engages in land use/planning, real estate development, asset management, and property management functions related to green buildings and operations. As a co-chair of the Sustainable Little Tokyo Built Environment Committee, he coordinates work between the various resource partners, local stakeholders, and related public entities by identifying and facilitating implementation of real estate projects in the neighborhood that support Little Tokyo flourishing as a historic and cultural ecodistrict. More specifically, this includes exploring the potential for neighborhood sustainability and district-scale infrastructure practices and technologies within the built environment. Prior to this role, Collin assisted LTSC with project management for two LEED for Homes certified affordable housing projects, working through predevelopment, construction finance, and construction development phases. Now in his second year of UCLA’s Master Urban and Regional Planning program, his academic focus is on green retrofit financing, urban water systems, and environmental design. He joined the Global Public Affairs program to learn about best practices from around the world.