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    Jeremy Bloom

    Director of Development and Partnerships

    Jeremy is the Director of Development and Partnerships for Circulate San Diego. He is responsible for growing Circulate’s successful corporate membership program and manages the organization’s value-oriented philanthropic giving, individual giving, major gifts, planned giving, special events, foundation grants, and sponsorships.

    Jeremy has worked as a political organizer and nonprofit fundraiser for over eleven years. From 2015- 2019 he was the Major Gift Officer at the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties and from 2020 to 2021 he was the Community Resource Development Manager at the San Diego LGBT Community Center.

    He is an active community volunteer, sitting on the Stewardship and Investment Ministry at Mission Hills United Church of Christ and a board member of the San Diego Coalition for Reproductive Justice.

    Jeremy received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Mary Washington, in Virginia, and his Master's in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego.

    When he’s not working, you’ll find him reading in Balboa Park, visiting the San Diego Zoo, or hiking and biking across Southern California.

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    Dara Braitman

    Director of Planning

    Dara joins Circulate as the Director of Planning, where she leads a team of talented planners and outreach specialists. Prior to Circulate, she served as a Principal Planner with the City of Pittsburgh's Department of Mobility and Infrastructure and has more than nine years of consulting experience in both New York and Denver. Her planning background is diverse and ranges from transportation to rezonings and land management plans.

    Dara has an BA in Urban Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in upstate New York and a Master's in Urban Planning from Hunter College in New York.

    While she has been visiting friends in San Diego for many years, this is the first time she calls California home. She enjoys reading, swimming, exploring her surroundings, traveling, and wandering the world in quest of idyllic swimming holes.

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    Gianna Ceccarelli

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    Carlisle Dockery

    Associate Planner/Outreach Specialist

    Carlisle joined the Circulate San Diego staff in October of 2021. Prior to starting this position, she worked as a Research Coordinator at Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute. She also spent one year serving as a FoodCorps service member at GROW Windham, working with the public school district to bolster food access, local procurement, and sustainability initiatives.47

    Carlisle graduated from Northeastern University with a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Davidson College. During her spare time, she can be found playing soccer, surfing, doing crossword puzzles, grocery shopping, taking the bus everywhere it goes, and talking to anyone who will listen about the need for WNBA expansion teams.

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    Davida Garcia

    Administrator

    Davida has worked in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (A/E/C) industry for over 17 years. A well-rounded marketing professional with a strong background in administrative and office management her roles ranged from front desk first impressions, to managing job-site/project administration, to leading and working with design teams developing robust technical proposals to win work. She is a graduate of University of Phoenix with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.

    She recently returns to San Diego after a four-year stint in New York City and is enjoying her hometown in a whole new way, including taking mass transit for business and pleasure! When she is not managing Circulate’s office operations, she is running her mobile spray tanning business, working out, or enjoying live music. She thoroughly enjoys working with and supporting a positive team with a vision to create a dynamic change in the community.

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    Octavio Garcia

    Associate Planner

    Octavio is a UCSD graduate and an Associate Planner for Circulate San Diego. He is passionate about creating a community that everyone can enjoy. He believes facilitating transportation for all can help create a more connected and vibrant communities.

    As a Los Angeles native, Octavio sees the lack of connected transportation options in both Los Angeles and San Diego. He, alongside Circulate San Diego, works tirelessly to ensure a better community for all.

    During his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, video games and above all, tasting the many exquisite foods that San Diego has to offer!

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    Jesse O'Sullivan

    Policy Counsel

    Jesse is the policy counsel for Circulate San Diego, where he researches and advocates for land use and transit policy solutions for a more affordable and sustainable San Diego.

    Prior to working at Circulate, Jesse practiced law for over a year as a litigator on a variety of matters. He also externed for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and for the Honorable Gonzalo P. Curiel for the Southern District of California. He graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor's degree in sociology, and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law. During law school, Jesse was a member of the San Diego Law Review and his comment, Increasing the Effectiveness of California's Density Bonus Law, was published in The Real Estate Law Journal.

    As a San Diego native, Jesse enjoys biking, surfing, seeing local theatre, and spending time with his kids.

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    Colin Parent

    Executive Director and General Counsel

    Colin Parent is Executive Director and General Counsel at Circulate San Diego. He is also an elected member of the City Council of La Mesa, California.

    In addition to overall management and legal matters for Circulate San Diego, Colin oversees advocacy and planning efforts for effective transit, safe walkable neighborhoods, and sustainable land use policy.

    Colin served on the Jerry Brown for Governor 2010 campaign, and was appointed by Governor Brown as the Director of External Affairs for the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Prior to working for Governor Brown, Colin practiced law for three years as a commercial litigator at the San Diego office of the international law firm of DLA Piper US LLP. During 2013 and 2014, Colin served as the Director of Policy at the San Diego Housing Commission.

    He co-founded the San Diego Leadership Alliance, an organization that trains young San Diegans to be equipped for civic leadership. As a board member of the League of Conservation Voters San Diego, he chaired the first ever coalition to grade the environmental records of elected officials in the City of San Diego. Colin is an Eagle Scout and grew up in East County San Diego. He is a graduate of the NYU Law School, and U.C. San Diego.

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    Morgen Ruby

    Associate Planner/Outreach Specialist

    Having grown up as a local, Morgen feels passionate about making a positive impact in the community. She is interested in creating vibrant, walkable neighborhoods that prioritize people over cars.

    Morgen brings a strong design background to Circulate as a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona’s Master of Landscape Architecture program. She has worked in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors across landscape design, landscape planning, and placemaking.

    Outside of work, you can find Morgen biking along the coast, walking her pup through Balboa Park, and attempting to play the guitar.