CV

The latest copy of my professional resume is available to download here. (Last updated December 2023)

The latest copy of my academic CV is available to download here. (Last updated May 2024)

Picture: Speaking at a public meeting about a bus project (October 2022)

Education

2024 PhD in Planning, Governance, and Globalization (Transportation Planning)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

Advisor: Dr. Ralph Buehler 

Dissertation: Essays in Transportation and Electoral Politics 

Relevant Coursework: Urban Economics Transit Network Planning Research Methods Power and Policy in the US Knowledge, Theory, and Planning Qualitative Research Computer Applications in Planning (GIS) Transportation Systems Planning •  Advanced Quantitative Methods in Urban Planning Policy Design, Implementation, and Evaluation


2016 Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Transportation)

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)

Advisor: Dr. Vikash Gayah

Thesis: Evaluating the Implementation of Real-Time Transit Information through an Examination of Information Supply and Demand

Relevant Coursework: Public Transportation Systems Transportation Policy, Funding, and Finance GIS and Social Science ŸHuman Factors in Transportation Analysis of Transportation Demand Traffic Flow Theory


2011 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)/ Bachelor of Business (Management)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)


2018                    Policy Process (3-credit graduate class); American University

2010                    International Summer Academy (Global Business and Management); IÉSEG International School of Management 

Professional Experience

Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, Arlington, VA

Senior Program Manager, Transit Data and Analysis (Mar 2021 - Present)


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Washington, DC

Senior Planner, Strategic Service and Facilities Planning (Sept 2021 - Mar 2022)


Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), Alexandria, VA

Northern Virginia Transit Programs Manager (Aug 2018 - Sept 2021)


Amtrak, Washington, DC

Lead Service Planner, Service Planning & Costing (Sept 2017 - Aug 2018)


Northeast Corridor Commission (NECC), Washington, DC

Senior Transportation Analyst (May 2016 - Sept 2017)


The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), State College, PA

Graduate Teaching Assistant (TA) (Aug 2014 - May 2016)


San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), San Francisco, CA

Intern III (Transit Engineering) (May 2015 - Aug 2015)


Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Reston, VA

Transportation Analyst (Feb 2012 - July 2014)

Example Work


Evans & Peck (now called Advisian), Brisbane, QLD

Undergraduate Consultant (Aug 2011 - Dec 2011)


FKG Group, Brisbane, QLD

Estimating Assistant (June 2011 - Aug 2011)


Anora Foundations, Ipswich, QLD

Undergraduate Geotechnical Project Engineer (Oct 2010 - June 2011)

Memberships

American Society for Public Administration; 2023 - present

American Planning Association; 2021 - present

Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning; 2020 - present

Transportation Research Board Committees

Public Transportation Planning and Development (AP025); 2020 - present

Transit Management and Performance (AP010); 2020 - present 

Social and Economic Factors of Transportation (ADD20); 2018 - 2020 

Young Professionals in Transportation; 2012 - present

Institute of Transportation Engineers; 2014 - 2016

Awards and Honors

2024 Eno Leaders Development Conference (LDC) Fellow, Eno Center for Transportation

2024 Lillian Borrone Alumni Award, Eno Center for Transportation

2024 Graduate Student Best Paper Award, Transportation Research Forum

2024 Best Student Paper Award, American Society for Public Administration Section on Transportation Policy and Administration

2023 Joseph Frank Hunkler Memorial Fellowship, Virginia Tech

2023 Richard J Bouchard / AECOM Scholarship, American Public Transportation Foundation

awarded to an applicant dedicated to a career in public transportation planning and development

2023 Cunningham Summer Fellowship, Virginia Tech 

2022 Mass Transit 40 Under 40, Mass Transit magazine

2022 Conference Scholarship, American Planning Association Virginia Chapter

2021 Martin Wachs Student Essay Winner and Eno Centennial Scholar, Eno Center for Transportation  

2021 Student Scholarship Award, Chesapeake and Potomac Section Institute of Transportation Engineers (CAPSITE)

2021 Graduate Student Best Paper Award, Transportation Research Forum

2020 James “Jim” Cowen Scholarship, American Public Transportation Foundation

awarded to an applicant who is pursuing studies in transit planning or development 

2015 Board Scholarship, American Public Transportation Foundation

2015 Member of ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Mid-Colonial District Winning Team

2010 Student Exchange Scholarship, Queensland University of Technology

ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Mid-Colonial District Winning Team, 2015

Back: Chris Bomba, Xavier Harmony; Front: Anthony DePrator, Dr. Vikash Gayah (faculty advisor), Jeffrey Gooch