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 – 2021
  • Future Professoriate Certificate – 2020

University of Waterloo, School of Planning, Waterloo, Canada

  • Master of Arts in Planning – 2013
  • Certificate in Fundamentals of teaching – 2012

Sheridan Institute of Technology and Higher Learning, Oakville, Canada

  • ¬†Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Media and Journalism for Global Professionals¬† – 2011

Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Canadian Architectural Certification Board – 2009

Awards and Scholarships

  • Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, Virginia Tech, 2021
  • WSP USA Women in Leadership Scholarship, 2020
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25th Anniversary Scholarship, American Public Transportation Foundation, 2020
  • Shirley DeLibero Scholarship, American Public Transportation Foundation, 2019
  • Woman Who Moves the Nation Scholarship, COMTO, 2019
  • Women in Transportation Seminar – DC Chapter, Graduate Scholarship, 2018
  • Rob MacIsaac Fellowship Scholarship, 2013


  • VTGrATE Fellow: Virginia Tech Academy for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Excellence
  • Global Perspectives Program 2019: Trends in Doctoral Education in Europe and the U.S.
  • Diversity Scholar 2019: Environmental Accessibility for Persons with Disability for Diverse and Inclusive Higher Education, Virginia Tech, 2019
  • The Honor Society of Kappa Phi Kappa, 2018

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