From a young age I was able to travel by bike or by foot, but like many teenagers, I jumped at the opportunity to trade up my two wheels for four and become a driver. Moving to Philadelphia, I learned the burden of the automobile and soon resurrected my bike, fighting cars for my space in the street (and occasionally losing to car doors and taxis). I quickly learned the freedom and joy of commuting by bike and how much more engaged one could feel to a place when exploring on foot or by bike. Moving to Los Angeles was a major transition and the lack of ease to commute without a car became frustrating at times. As I approached my career in landscape architecture, I realized I wanted to do more to connect communities through multi-modal transportation, making it a safer and more comfortable place to do so, all while creating a better environment for future generations.
With a professional background in visual design and image production and training in Landscape Architecture (Cal Poly Pomona), Erin has extensive experience in visual communication, human spatial interaction, and land use planning and design. She has experience working collaboratively to produce final designs and planning documents. In addition to a passion for multi-modal transportation and urban design, Erin has devoted much of her academic career towards researching spatial understanding and inclusive site-specific design practices for all users.