Olivia Mendoza

Young & Emerging Planners Co-Director

Young & Emerging Planners Committee
Olivia’s B.A. in Geology and Environmental Analysis, with an emphasis on Environmental Justice from Pitzer College, has guided her passion for Urban Planning and the intersection of the natural and built environment. Before Steer, Olivia worked in land use consulting, with a focus on affordable housing development in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA). Olivia’s intention now is to bring this enthusiasm and skill set to equity transportation, specifically through community engagement, TDM, behavior change, and stakeholder involvement which can reveal the wrongs of the past and give planners the opportunity to build a just future. Olivia is passionate about building a safe and equitable community for emerging planners in LA.