Hi! I’m Regina Ochoa. I’m an Assistant Planner with the City of Solana Beach and also the current Young Planners Group (YPG) Chair. I took over the position in January but I’ve been involved with YPG in one way or another for the past five years, most recently serving as the Mentorship & Education Subcommittee Chair.
I joined APA while a student at UCSD and it has been invaluable to my professional development. APA has allowed me to stay on top of current planning trends, network with other professionals, and meet people who have inspired me to a better planner. My hope is that YPG can continue to provide educational and networking opportunities for students and emerging planners to help launch them into a successful planning career.
In my spare time, I like to make natural beauty products, bake vegan desserts (current favorite: blueberry rosemary scones), and travel. My favorite weekends are spent practicing yoga in the morning, grabbing coffee with friends, going to the farmers market to pick up fresh produce, riding my bike around town and stumbling upon an unexpected adventure, and making dinner while dancing around my kitchen.