I have a deep passion for the environment and have tried to find ways to do my part to help make our world a little bit more sustainable. I am a born and raised San Diegan and I am so excited to be working in the city I grew up in and see my city develop sustainable modes of transportation. I'm excited to be a part of the Alta team and contribute to Alta's mission of creating healthy, active communities. When I was in college and found this career path, I knew that this field was something I knew I was going to be passionate about and continue promoting a healthy environment.
Rachel has more than three years of experience in both the public and private sectors. She graduated from the University of Oregon in 2016, where she studied Environmental Studies and Planning, Public Policy, and Management. After graduating, Rachel became the Active Transportation Planning Intern at the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) where she assisted in the Regional Bikeway Program and assisted Project Managers with numerous bikeway projects. Additionally, Rachel moved on to be the Assistant Planner for WSP where she became proficient in ArcGIS and Adobe Creative Suite. She has worked on numerous different projects, including but not limited to, multimodal corridor studies, station access studies, and feasibility studies.