April Alarcón began at TMD as a planning intern while completing her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of California, San Diego. Upon receiving her degree, she joined TMD as an assistant planner. While at TMD, she has contributed to multiple projects, including a comprehensive operational analysis for VIA-San Antonio, the LA Metro NextGen Bus Study, and mapping assistance for multiple network projects. Ms. Alarcón looks forward to continuing to pursue her interests in sustainability, design, and equity-based planning. Her passion for planning is rooted in her experiences growing up in a migrant, agricultural community in the Eastern Coachella Valley, where her involvement in community activities led her to the planning profession.