Introduction

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I am a transportation policy expert who researches the influence of transport and land use policy on travel behavior. Currently I am a PhD Candidate 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 TDM 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. 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.