Student Profiles

Derek Valentine

Master of City Planning

Derek Valentine is an MCP Candidate with a projected graduation date of May 2010. His interests include land use law and zoning, particularly how low-impact development techniques can be employed to mitigate the environmental impacts of suburban sprawl.

His past experiences include interning at a private sector planning firm in New York State, working at a non-profit conservation district and acting as a Zoning Enforcement Official for a rapidly growing town in Connecticut. Derek received a B.S. in Environmental Science with a concentration in Public Policy from Marist College. Since moving to Boston’s Back Bay from his native Connecticut he is enjoying city life. He likes biking around the city and jogging along the Charles River.