Curriculum Vitae


Virginia Tech, School of Planning and International Affairs, National Capital Region, USA

  • PhD in Planning, Governance, and Globalization in the Urban and Environmental Design and Planning track, concentrating in Transportation
  • Future Professoriate Certificate

University of Waterloo, School of Planning, Waterloo, Canada

  • Master of Arts in Planning
  • Certificate in Fundamentals of University Teaching

Sheridan Institute of Technology and Higher Learning, Oakville, Canada

  • ¬†Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Media and Journalism for Global Professionals

Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Canadian Architectural Certification Board

Awards and Scholarships

  • Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, Virginia Tech
  • WSP USA Women in Leadership Scholarship
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25th Anniversary Scholarship, American Public Transportation Foundation
  • Shirley DeLibero Scholarship, American Public Transportation Foundation
  • Woman Who Moves the Nation Scholarship, COMTO
  • Women in Transportation Seminar – DC Chapter, Graduate Scholarship
  • Rob MacIsaac Fellowship Scholarship


  • VTGrATE Fellow: Virginia Tech Academy for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Excellence
  • Global Perspectives Program Scholar: Trends in Doctoral Education in Europe and the U.S., Virginia Tech
  • Diversity Scholar: Environmental Accessibility for Persons with Disability for Diverse and Inclusive Higher Education, Virginia Tech
  • The Honor Society of Kappa Phi Kappa

Service to the Profession

  • Peer-reviewer, Transportation Research Board
  • American Planning Association (APA) Ambassador

Professional Membership

  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
  • Transportation Research Board
  • Conference of Minority Transportation Officials
  • American Planning Association
  • American Geographers Association
  • Women’s Transportation Seminar, DC Chapter