Curriculum Vita

Faculty Appointment

Assistant Professor, York University, Environmental and Urban Change, Toronto Canada

Postdoctoral Experience

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pittsburgh,  USA


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