David earned an MSCE in Transportation Engineering from Portland State University. He served as Campus Bicycle Program Manager at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus while he pursued a BS in Civil Engineering. He has served as adjunct professor at the University of Puerto Rico School of Planning.
David has authored transit and streets audits, complete streets master plans, multimodal corridor studies, and co-authored community revitalization and special district plans. Soto Padín uses 2D and 3D visualizations, participatory mapping and design charrettes, tactical urbanism workshops, and engaging websites and reports to support stakeholders interested in implementing sustainable transportation.
Soto Padín believes transportation is the key to addressing numerous societal objectives such as eliminating poverty, increasing access to opportunities, protecting civil rights, and the individual liberty to pursue a healthy and sustainable lifestyle for people of all ages and abilities. As professionals, we must facilitate these objectives.