Episode 47: Urban and Regional Planner, Mikaela Gerry

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Today we have a very special guest on the podcast… Meg’s daughter and Bobbie’s niece, Mikaela Gerry.  

Mikaela shares with our listeners what it takes to become an Urban and Regional Planner.  If you are interested in a career as an Urban or Regional Planner, then this podcast is for you!

Mikaela talks about her entire journey to becoming a planner…. from her undergraduate years at Gettysburg College, to her graduate years at the SUNY Albany, her internships, landing her first planning job, and then her second planning job and just recently becoming a certified planner by passing the AICP exam.  

Mikaela shares what a typical day is like on the job, the advantages and drawbacks of the profession, what sort of education and training is best and everything else that you need to know if you are interested in becoming a city planner!