Sara Schooley

Project Planner II

Sara is a Project Planner II in Toole Design’s Madison, WI office focusing on Safe Routes to School programs, public engagement, and bicycle and pedestrian master planning. She excels in working with clients to better understand the problem that they are trying to solve and designing deliverables that meet the client’s needs to move their active transportation planning efforts forward. Sara brings strong communications skills, experience working with and for communities of color and those with disabilities, and creative thinking into projects across the county.  Prior to joining Toole Design, Sara worked for the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation, where she led successful efforts to revise the city’s disabled parking program, create a program to allow community groups to build trails in unimproved rights-of-ways, and integrate health equity to the city’s Transportation System Plan.

Sara holds a Master of Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Science and Engineering in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University. She has also served as a research fellow for the Eno Transportation Institute and the head cook on a dude ranch in Wyoming.

After work and on the weekends, Sara can be found running or hiking in the woods, cooking way more than her family should eat, playing tourist in her new hometown of Milwaukee, and attempting to finish the Sunday crossword.