Hi everyone. I'm in the metro DC area. I just applied for a Masters in Urban Planning program and I'm looking forward to starting it (assuming I'm accepted). I've settled on this after bumping around a little. My undergrad was a subject in the humanities and I went into the technology field for a while. Now I work in real estate development finance, and have about 4 years of experience in that field. This might make me the enemy in the eyes of some. The truth is that a lot of the people I work with are very civic minded (at least those in my company), for whatever that's worth. Anyway, I've decided to stop lurking and start participating.