Hello, all! This seems like an interesting group of people/planners to get to know. My background is in the arts, with day jobs in childcare and waitressing, so my new (very new) career in planning is the first time I've looked at a job as more than a way to pay the rent.
At my grad program in NYC, I am very impressed by most of the planning folks I've met. Working with such creative yet pragmatic people on projects of the complexity that most planning problems contain is very exciting to me.
I also realize that the day-to-day life of a planner has all of the mundane irritations of work life that any job does. And, like many students, I am anxious to know what the future holds for me. This site has already given me a nice window into planning practice, so I want to become more involved.
Current interests: public/private partnerships, communicative planning/public participation, urban design, growth management/land use. . .
See you around!