Fahteen is a highly motivated planner and enthusiastic learner with experience in architecture, current, land use and policy planning. She has worked on projects ranging from urban design, affordable housing, to architectural development review. Her strong communication skills and great customer service allows her to thrive in any environment; along with her excellent organizational skill which assist her to complete any tasks in a timely manner.
Prior to joining M-Group, Fahteen worked as a Housing Analyst for the City of Emeryville in their Economic Development and Housing Division, where she was project manager for the monitoring of owner occupancy of BMR (below market rate) units in the city. As a Planning Intern with the County of Santa Clara and also had the opportunity to work with the City of San Jose on their Urban Village Plan for East Santa Clara in addition to assisting them with the Winchester neighborhood workshop. Currently she is working on Policy Planning and Developmental Review.
Earned her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her interest in designing cities peaked during an Urban Design course back in graduate school. Passion to bring change to the built environment and help others has led her to pursue a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from San Jose State University, specializing in Community Design and Development. She is interested in social aspects of designing better cities through planning, designing, and transportation to enhance the quality of life. She hopes to continue assisting Bay Area Cities with their long-term plans.
Outside of work, Fahteen is an avid transit user, who loves photography, to travel, hiking, watching documentaries, and to spend time with her family especially her young son!