An advocate of consensus planning, Dana recognizes the importance of engaging with diverse people to improve places based on the perspectives and insights of many. Her background in regional, environmental, and affordable housing policy informs her transportation planning. She has helped develop transportation demand management policies and first and last-mile shuttle programming. Dana uses her skills in multimodal street design, parking and transit policy, and spatial analysis to promote equitable planning practice.
Previously, Dana worked with local residents and community advocates to develop Oakland’s first transit action plan. She also managed grants and funding opportunities for bicycle, pedestrian, and multimodal street design in the city, reforming the citywide bicycle parking requirements and supporting the launch of the first free-floating and one-way car share programs.