Our People Make the Difference


Grace Young

After spending my formative years in rural Iowa, I continue to be amazed at the explosion of personal autonomy that comes with living in a dense, bikeable city. I am inspired to bring the sense of freedom and joy that I experience while cruising around town to the broadest audience possible.


Grace joined Alta in 2021 following her graduation from the University of Washington as a Master of Urban Planning with a focus in urban analytics. In addition to an exuberantly positive attitude, she brings experience in travel demand modeling, network and GIS analysis, along with an undergraduate engineering education. Grace is passionate about spreading joy through active transportation alternatives, improving community health outcomes, and finding ways to make biking in the Seattle rain more tolerable. Outside of work, she enjoys watching women’s sports, swimming, ultimate frisbee, and blueberry pancakes.