Claudia Elzey is Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Intern for the City of Charlottesville and a policy research intern for the Southern Environmental Law Center. A Charlottesville native, she graduated from UVa with bachelors in Urban Planning and French in 2015. This fall, she's off to Philadelphia for a new adventure--studying for her masters in city planning at the University of Pennsylvania. Claudia was an intern at Charlottesville Tomorrow in 2013.
Charlottesville Tomorrow Semester Intern - Summer 2013
Claudia Elzey is focusing on urban design and land use. She is currently enrolled at the University of Virginia as a rising third year and is a double major in Urban Planning and French. A Charlottesville-Albemarle native, living in Stony Point, she hopes to apply all she learns here to her studies. She also enjoys road biking around Albemarle County and is involved with a string quartet at UVA.
What makes Charlottesville-Albemarle special to you?
I grew up near Stony Point, went to Monticello High School, and now attend UVA. Every year I am amazed to discover yet another part of Charlottesville that I have never plumbed before—from the local food and viniculture to the burgeoning music scene to the active bicycling community, Charlottesville seems endlessly diverse.
Ultimate Charlottesville Saturday?
My ideal Saturday begins with breakfast at the Nook, followed by a stroll up the Monticello Trail with a good book in my bag in case of convenient benches. In the afternoon, I’d head over to Old Cabell Hall for a rousing symphony. Dinner at home with my family would be a perfect finish.
Most looked-forward-to part of working at Charlottesville Tomorrow?
I am excited to work in such a tight-knit team, and also to learn about Charlottesville urban planning and land use from the community’s—rather than the planner’s—point of view.