Project Manager, Transportation
Emily Schwimmer joined Midtown Alliance as Transportation Project Manager in May 2018. Prior to joining Midtown Alliance, Emily worked for five years in the San Francisco Bay Area as a consultant for public infrastructure projects. She led public affairs and government affairs for landmark projects, including a freeway replacement project at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco’s portion of California’s High Speed Rail, and flood control projects in Marin County. Emily later joined a local award-winning architecture and engineering firm that specializes in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. As a project manager, she led multi-disciplinary teams through the conceptual design and final engineering phases and coordinated state and federal approval processes for these projects. Her primary project, the Lake Merritt to Bay Trail Connector, won Architizer’s A+ Award in 2016.
Emily recently completed her Master of Urban Planning from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design where she focused her studies on infrastructure and real estate design and development. She also has a Master of Science in urbanization and development from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in global studies and geography from the University of California, Los Angeles. Emily and her husband live in the Cabbagetown neighborhood. Emily enjoys running, biking, exploring Atlanta, and going to the dog park.