Park Pride is thrilled to welcome Nadya Pramaputri to the team as a summer intern supporting the Park Visioning Program!
Nadya is a graduate of Architecture from Universitas Indonesia (2019) and City and Regional Planning from Georgia Institute of Technology (2023). She harnesses both backgrounds equally to identify the needs of local governments and communities, analyze the data, and tell their story by weaving their data with compelling narrative and visualization. Prior to Park Pride, she worked for the School of City and Regional Planning at Georgia Institute of Technology in a communications and policy-based role, for City of Atlanta’s Department of City Planning, and for an Indonesian research / consultancy firm.
She is excited to utilize her skillsets including information visualization, community engagement, and program design to support Park Pride’s mission.
Continue reading to get to know Nadya in her own words!
What does the “power of parks” mean to you?
To me, the “power of parks” embodies the remarkable ability of these green spaces to uplift spirits, connect communities, and provide a sanctuary for personal growth.
Why are parks an important part of the community?
Parks serve as the beating heart of a community, pulsating with energy and fostering connections. They bring people from all walks of life together, transcending barriers and creating a shared sense of belonging. They also have an uncanny way of nurturing both our physical and mental well-being, fostering a harmonious relationship between humans and nature.
What are you most excited about regarding your new role?
I’m most thrilled about the opportunity to empower communities to engage and make a positive difference in their neighborhood parks. By harnessing the collective enthusiasm and ideas within these communities, we can create a participatory culture that encourages everyone to take ownership and actively contribute to the enhancement of their local parks.
How do you hope to empower communities to engage and make a difference in their neighborhood parks?
Foster a culture of inclusivity and collaboration, empowering communities to become supporters for their local parks.
What’s your favorite park memory?
As context, I was never an outdoorsy person growing up. To meet me halfway, my parents brought me to a local park near our house where they host orchestras. It was here that I witnessed the magic of community engagement in full swing. Families were picnicking, children were playing, and neighbors were chatting, all while enjoying the string music that the park orchestra provided. This heartwarming experience solidified my belief in the power of parks to transcend boundaries and create a sense of unity that extends far beyond their green boundaries.
Favorite Atlanta park (and why)?
Historic Fourth Ward Park. It is so beautiful, and the walking trails were short but great. I loved the history that it was built on an old amusement park too!
Help us welcome Nadya to the team! Email her at email@example.com.