If you have seen my Twitter or Facebook recently, you might know that I am on Spring Break. For break, I am participating in a job placement program that the architecture and urban planning programs put on. I requested a placement in the Denver/Boulder area of Colorado and ended up with a placement at Boulder County Public Health working with a University of Michigan urban planning alum in the environmental health department.
I started there today. I got to work on some computer mapping and began reading through a study of different communities and how they go about using planning of the physical environment to benefit public health. Later in the week it looks like I will get to meet with some people doing land use and transportation planning too.
The benefit of being placed in Boulder (beyond the weather, mountains, and beer) is being able to stay and catch up with my buddy Jon who is going to school out here now. It has been a great time!
I'll try to write more when the week is finished.