Emily Egan

MUPP 2014

Village of Brookfield, IL

Village Planner


Can you describe your work and how your planning degree contributes to it?


I problem solve and work with many stakeholders to create policy and plans for communities. My studies at UIC taught me how to analyze and work with others to come up with creative solutions.


What do you like most about your current job or related work in planning?


I like working directly with people that are building community.


What advice do you wish you had gotten as a MUPP or, conversely, what advice would you give to young planners today?

I recommend working on strategies to develop projects with other people. No matter what the project is other people will be involved and working together always creates a better end result.