CCS December Newletter

To round out the Fall 2010 semester, we have your December Newsletter. Happy Holidays and good luck on finals everyone.

CCS December Newsletter


Happy Holidays!

As the semester comes to a close, we’ll be taking a break from activities until January. We look forward to a kick-off the Spring semester party at Marla’s house and a crawfish boil in the spring. Until then, good luck on finals and have a happy holiday season with those dear to you.

Meet new CCS Treasurer- Rachel Beasley!

Hello all planning students! I’d like to take a second of your time to introduce myself as your new treasurer of the Crescent City Shapers. My name is Rachel Beasley and I’m a first year graduate planning student. I’m originally from the wonderful state of Ohio (more specifically Cincinnati). For my undergraduate study, I went to Miami University (Oxford, OH) and received a B.A. in International Studies. Although Ohio is very majestic, I left this state in 2004. For the past 6 years I’ve lived in San Francisco, Niger, France and now New Orleans. I moved to San Francisco on whim, with no job or place to live; a pioneer in my own right. From 2004-2006, I worked in San Francisco as a case clerk in a law firm. Then in 2006, I joined the Peace Corps and was flown off to the West African country of Niger (more or less my choice). In Niger, I worked as a Community and Youth Education Volunteer. After the Peace Corps, I taught English in Annecy, France for 7 months. Impressive? Potentially, but in all honesty it was just my way of figuring out parts of my life, case in point. This travel has led me to where I am now. It was the Peace Corps that introduced me to urban planning; in my second year of service, a group of new volunteers arrived, some with a planning background. While in France, my curiosity to this subject matured, especially while talking with my French colleagues about the differences between US and French cities/towns. When I arrived back in the US to high unemployment, I decided to apply to school for urban planning. I am looking forward to serving all of you as the treasurer of CCS. Please feel free to approach me with any questions or concerns regarding your Student Organization; I am very approachable and enjoy conversation! Cheers.