BA, Urban Studies and Planning
University of California, San Diego
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 comprehensive operational analyses, transit development plans, Title VI program updates, service standard and policy reviews, and mapping assistance for network projects. Ms. Alarcón plans a long-term career in planning and seeks to expand her knowledge on how other planning sectors, such as environmental, land use, and equity-based planning, intersect with transit. Her drive for participating in planning is rooted in her experiences growing up in the Eastern Coachella Valley, where her exposure to community-sponsored efforts led her to her profession.