Iíve been visiting this website for a while now and I promised myself that if I got into grad school I would reward myself by joining these forums. Well, happily, Iíve just been accepted to the Planning program at UAlbany (SUNY) Ė about which I am very excited Ė and now would like to introduce myself. I have a Bachelorís of Architecture from Syracuse University and have worked for a large architecture & engineering firm in downtown Albany for five years. (I am currently testing for licensure.) My interests have long been in ďbigger pictureĒ ideas, though, so I took some courses in planning and loved them and decided this was something Iíd like to pursue (which I am now doing, though only on a part-time basis because my family needs my income).
As I donít know quite yet where Iím going, career-wise, nor do I have anything like a broad understanding of the field of Planning, Iím sure I will be asking innumerable questions! Thanks in advance for your patience.
PS I suppose I will wait until another time to get into listing my hobbies, favorite beers, favorite beer-related hobbies, etc.