Running For: President

Campaign Statement

I am very grateful for the opportunity to have attended The Cooper Union and that Peter Cooper’s vision continues to stand today. 

I have been active in the Alumni Association as Co-Chair of the Annual Fund, attendee at Mock Interview Night and the new Portfolio Day, organizing the Dance for Cooper Union event, proposing other fundraising events and proposing an Alumni Survey to examine how we could involve more alumni in fundraising efforts. We hope to issue the survey this year.

I am running for President of the Cooper Union Alumni Association with the intent of supporting the ongoing responsibilities of the Alumni Association and existing CUAA volunteers, with a specific focus on increasing engagement across all generations of alumni, and bolstering fundraising efforts. 

Laura Sparks and the current Administration have built a fantastic team to lead the effort towards the return to a tuition-free Cooper Union. The CUAA will play a pivotal role in these efforts. I believe that my experience in team building and project management, and my understanding of the organizational structures and infrastructure required to execute large scale projects, will be a benefit to the CUAA as we support the return to a tuition free Cooper Union. 


Standish received a B. Arch from The Cooper Union in 2011 with a minor in History & Society. She is currently with L&L MAG as Assistant Vice President of Development.

Previously, Standish was with Triton Construction as a Pre-construction Manager in New York City. Her projects with Triton included: 80 Flatbush- a mixed use tower and school, 550 Clinton- a 29 story rental, 11 Hoyt Street- a 52 story condo, 1185 Broadway- a 40 story 164 key hotel, 412 W15th Street- a 21 story 128,577 GSF commercial core & shell project, 413-435 W14th Street- a 99,834 GSF commercial gut renovation, approximate contract values totaling $1,032,000,000. 

Prior to Triton Construction, Standish was with Hunter Roberts Construction Group as a Project Manager on the Manhattan West Southwest Residential Tower- a 63 story, 799,800 SF, 844-unit rental. She was a Project Manager/Assistant Project Manager on 50 West Street- a 64 story, 523,643 GSF, 191-unit condo.

During her time at The Cooper Union, Standish worked for multiple architects, notably Vito Acconci, where her projects included; The Mediterranean Biennale in Italy, the Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture, Art Basel Miami Beach, The 2012 London Olympics and a Public Auditorium in Norway. Standish was also a research assistant to Sanford Kwinter for Harvard University. 

Standish is a Registered Architect and holds a LEED AP BD+C certification. She is a Patron at the Metropolitan Opera.

AR ’11

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