Liz Kaster is an OTREC/NITC transportation researcher, a first year MURP student and the recipient of the Alta Planning + Design scholarship and internship. She got her start in bicycle and pedestrian planning in Washington State where she worked as an urban planner for the City of Tacoma. While studying Politics and Government at the University of Puget Sound, Liz interned at the City of Tacoma, where she jumpstarted the City’s annual Bike Month celebrations and helped develop Tacoma’s first transportation management organization. After graduation, she worked as an urban planner for the City for three years and helped pass Tacoma’s first comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian plan. The plan received a Vision 2040 award from the Puget Sound Regional Council and implementation is underway. Liz spent the last year working in public health and is very interested in how active transportation can help achieve health equity.