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METRANS Scholar Addresses Socioeconomic Disparities in Long Beach

Thursday, May 28, 2020

In addition to conducting a range of innovative transportation research, METRANS Scholar Seiji Steimetz, Ph.D., produces an annual Latino Economic Report that addresses critical socioeconomic issues facing Long Beach’s Latinx community. The goal of the report is to engage both the public and policymakers on issues facing Long Beach Latinos, a group that comprises more than 40 percent of the city’s population. Steimetz presented the ...

UCLA's Kidada Malloy Joins ICF

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Environmental planning is a multidisciplinary field that involves developing plans for land use while balancing trade-offs between different sectors, including the natural environment, politics, and economics. Kidada Malloy, who graduated from UCLA in 2019 with her Master’s degree in Urban Planning, is familiar with this delicate balance and encounters it on a daily basis in her work. She began her career at ICF, an international consulting firm, in August of 2019 where she works as an Environmental ...

UCI Ph.D. Candidate De'Von Jennings Wins Again

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Meet De'Von Jennings, a Ph.D. candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a specific interest in Transportation Systems Engineering, recent recipient of three awards - the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, the HDR Scholarship and Internship, and the ASCE LA YMF Dr. Bill Goodin Outstanding Student Mentor Scholarship. "I am ecstatic about winning these awards,” Jennings said.  “It has truly been a blessing for me."     Originally ...

USC Undergrad Stacy Cruz turns Parking Data into Information

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Meet City of Beverly Hills Parking Department intern and USC Marshall School of Business senior Stacy Cruz!    Cruz grew up in Los Angeles, California, near USC. She was executive editor of her high school news and found she that she enjoyed the project management aspect of being the editor. She decided to pursue an undergraduate degree in business, and was pleased to find that the USC Marshall School of Business offers many varied courses in a broad array of business subjects as ...

USC Alum Nicole Guo Moves LA at HDR

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Meet HDR traffic designer Nicole Guo, currently working on the Automated People Mover project, designed to improve the transportation system of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).   Guo earned her bachelor’s degree in Transportation Engineering from Southeast University in China and then a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering in 2017 at USC. While at USC, Guo lead the METRANS Transportation Center Student Administrative Team.   ...