Esmeralda’s passion for working with under-served communities that face change and complex issues has turned into a 20-year career. Her work has spanned numerous planning efforts for public and private sector clients. Esmeralda’s unique approach to community engagement, coupled with her ability to connect with multi-ethnic participants, has helped her clients to define their unique character and to build consensus that creates implementable plans. Esmeralda engages decision-makers, staff and stakeholders to craft visions, strategic and organizational development plans as well as community, neighborhood improvement and transportation plans. She is a member of the American Planning Association and active member of the Transportation Research Board, Environmental Justice Committee.
Esmeralda is Director of the Pasadena office.