After years working as a researcher, I felt I needed to have a more direct impact in the communities I live and thrive in. It started with lifestyle choices such as walking, bicycling, and travelling locally. Now, working in the field of active transportation planning adds an exciting meaning to my daily life. "Love what you do and do what you love" - I'm lucky to live by these words every day!
Emilie recently acquired her Master’s in Landscape Architecture through University of Massachusetts – Amherst, where she focused on ecological and planting design, as well as community building and engagement. Her background in environmental and plant sciences allows her to look for sustainable solutions through design, while producing aesthetically pleasing outcomes. Prior to Alta, Emilie acquired experience through multi-disciplinary and design-build firms, as well as ecological research. She is passionate about hand and computer graphics, urban bicycle and pedestrian studies, non-motorized recreation, and trail design.