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I have been a transportation engineer/planner my entire career, although I have worn several hats within this area. I want to help improve methods of transportation analysis, planning, and design to ultimately build healthier communities.
My research training is in highway operations, aviation operations, airport operations. Hence my group’s ability to work seamlessly between modes, and our ability to study comprehensive transportation systems. During my PhD, I minored in stochastic processes (operations research & statistics), econometrics.
I did my undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo (1996-2001). I didn’t find many of the “traditional” civil engineering specializations to be of interest, and felt that engineering and I weren’t a good fit, so I considered switching out. However, after a co-op term in transportation planning at the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, I thought I’d explore it further, and here I am today.
After undergrad, I spent about 10 years in Northern California. where I did both my MS (2001-2002) and PhD (2006-2011) degrees. In between, I worked at consulting firms in Oakland, California, and Vancouver, British Columbia.
I am an avid bicycle commuter, and believe everyone should have safe, comfortable opportunities to cycle and walk in cities, which of course begins with infrastructure. There are two great organizations in Edmonton that promote and support active transportation: EBC and Paths for People.