Gena Guisar MURP 2001, Principal Planner, CSG Consultants

What is your current position, place of work, and daily duties?

I am currently a Principal Planner at CSG Consultants. My current duties include long range comprehensive planning, community planning, urban design, entitlement services, project management and environmental review.

What did you gain from your time in the MURP program and how did it help get you where you are now?

My biggest takeaway from the MURP program was a strong base in the fundamentals of planning history and land use law.

Why did you choose the MURP program at UCI?

I was attracted to the broad spectrum of classes offered.

What were some of your favorite classes and why?

I especially enjoyed Diversity in Planning, in which we read a variety of case studies that highlighted programs and concepts that helped shape the physical environment for a diverse group of users. The course also featured about eight field trips to places like Leisure World in Seal Beach and Lynwood’s Plaza Mexico.

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