Face shot pro 2016I am a transportation policy expert who researches the influence of transport and land use policy on travel behavior. My training includes earning a PhD in the Department of City & Regional Planning at UC Berkeley. Prior to academia, I worked as a transport planner for Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates in Portland, Oregon, as a policy advocate for the Surface Transportation Policy Project in Washington DC, and as a project manager for the Wisconsin Bicycle Federation.

After completing a Masters of Public Policy / Urban Planning at the Harvard Kennedy School, I researched German and European road pricing and transit oriented development policy as a Humboldt Fellow in Hamburg, Germany. At UC Berkeley, I discovered a passion for teaching and served as Editor of the Berkeley Planning Journal.

My career began as a grassroots organizer, and I enjoy keeping connected to the community through public service. I have served on the Berkeley Transportation Commission and the Adams Morgan Advisory Neighborhood Commission in Washington DC. In my free time, I enjoy hiking and bike touring.


University of California Berkeley, Dept. of City & Regional Planning, 2015.
Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Master of Public Policy / Urban Planning, 2006.
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Science, Geology, 1996.