West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Assistant Transportation Planner
Can you describe your work and how your planning degree contributes to it?
Most of my work is for our local Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). I assist senior level staff in highway, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and freight planning within the urbanized area and some projects in the rural areas of the region. My transportation classes and research assistantship are directly applicable.
What do you like most about your current job or related work in planning?
I'm currently working on a bicycle and pedestrian plan for the metropolitan area, and I'm passionate about walking and biking.
What advice do you wish you had gotten as a MUPP or, conversely, what advice would you give to young planners today?
Take a variety of classes - I took mostly transportation classes, and now I've had to do some learning on my own about topics like zoning.