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BROCKHICKS

EXPERTISE

brockhicks@gmail.com
415-465-3344
www.linkedin.com/in/brockhicks
brockhicks.net

Projectdesign+management

GIS+advancedspatialanalysis

Regional+internationaldevelopment

Quantitative+qualitativeresearch

Technical+analyticalwriting

LatinAmericanlanguages+cultures

RELEVANTEXPERIENCE

IndependentResearcher.
AmericanFederationofTeachers

11/201410/2015

Independently managed a research project on the sociospatial effects of charter schools on Los Angeles neighborhoods.
Wrote a comprehensive research report for publication by the AFT(inreview).Createdlongitudinalandspatializeddatasets;
analyzedurbanneighborhoodchangeviaadvancedGISmethodsanddescriptiveandmultivariatestatistics.

GraduateStudentInstructor.
UCLADepartmentofGeography

912/2013and912/2014

Led two discussion sections of 30 students each for a course on the economic geography of globalization. Synthesized
contentforweeklyreviews.Planneddiscussionactivitiesgearedtowardscriticalanalysis.

PolicyPlanningIntern.
DepartmentofCityPlanningattheCityofLosAngeles

Assisted in land use research, GIS mapmaking, and the preparation of text and graphics for the South Los Angeles New
CommunityPlans(LandUseElement).Designedcross-culturaloutreachmaterialsinSpanishandEnglish.

ResearchAssistant.
UCLADepartmentofUrbanPlanning

611/2014

12/20139/2014

Analyzed Mexican census data for research on segregation, land regularization, housing policy, urban spatialstructure,and
householdformation.Editedscholarlyarticlesforpublication.

ContributedtoanOECDreport,intendedtoguidepolicyinMexico,oninternationalbestpracticesforinfilldevelopment.

Conducted interviews with Mexican public agencies and wrote a literature review on the titling of property and land
regularizationprocessesinMexicancities;theresultingscholarlyarticleisunderreviewattheJournalofPeasantStudies.

ResearchIntern.
FoodFirst/InstituteforFood&DevelopmentPolicy

Interviewed US quinoa importers and produced a comprehensive literature review for a development report on quinoa
productionandtradeinBolivia.Conductedinterviews,compileddata,andwrotenewsarticlesforFoodFirstpublications.

CommunityDevelopmentSpecialist.
USPeaceCorps,
Honduras

9/20128/2013

7/20099/2011

Designed and managed community food security projectswithfivewomensgroups. Wrotetwosuccessfulgrantproposals;


administrated $13,000. Established 59 organic family gardens and vermiculture beds; delivered comprehensive technical
skillstrainings.

Managed a regional improved stoves initiative in collaborationwithPCVolunteersandaninternationalNGO.Cookingstoves


installedin672homesacross28communities.

Developed curriculum for agroforestry trainingcertification.CollaboratedwithaninternationalNGO&regionalintermunicipal


organization.Trainedmunicipalofficialsandcoffeefarmersfrom13departmentstoinitiateincomediversificationprojects.

Wrote a technical horticulture manual, in Spanish, for local use, along with a companion manual that focused on the
developmentofcommunityprojectsandcapacitybuilding.

Wrote the project proposal for a rural health center, created descriptive GIS maps, facilitated a series of meetings, and
solicitedapermanentnursepositiontoestablishthecenter.

EDUCATION

UCLALuskinSchoolofPublicAffairs.
20132015
MastersinUrbanandRegionalPlanning(GPA3.9)

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellow, Latin American


Institute,$22,000(201415)

LANGUAGE

Spanish: fluent in speaking, reading, writing and translation.


PeaceCorpscertifiedAdvancedHigh.

Portuguese:
intermediateproficiency

UniversityofDenver.
20022006
BA
I
nternationalStudies;Spanish.MinorinAnthropology
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BROCKHICKS

SELECTEDPUBLICATIONS

Hicks, Brock.
In review.
New Gentrifiers? The Sociospatial Effects of Charter Schools in LA (tentative title). American
FederationofTeachers.

Hicks, Brock. 2013. The US Food Aid Industry: Food for Peace or Food for Profit?
Food First/Institute for Food and
DevelopmentPolicy,
March26.
http://foodfirst.org/the-us-food-aid-industry-food-for-peace-or-food-for-profit/

Hicks, Brock. 2011.


Gua prctica de la horticultura intensiva y orgnica para huertos familiares.
Peace Corps Honduras.
http://brockhicks.net/portfolio/technical-manual/

Hicks, Brock. 2011.


La soberana alimentaria y loshuertosfamiliares:unmanualparaeldesarrollodecapacitacionesyproyectos
comunitarios.
PeaceCorpsHonduras.
http://brockhicks.net/portfolio/training-manual/

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