I am excited to serve as a Community-Engaged Fellow focusing on transportation issues with the Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning (CCESL). I am fascinated with this opportunity considering my interest and professional experience on transportation and infrastructure as well as the critical role of transportation to economic and sustainable development.
In this role, I will be working Dr Chad King and other faculty with research engagements on transportation issues. Apart from serving as a liaison between faculty, staff, and students, I hope to add value and facilitate inter-disciplinary collaborations that deepen the university’s impact on sustainable transportation in the community.
In the coming week, I intend to meet with some faculty to understand their current projects and possible collaboration with CCESL. I am already collecting information on local organizations, consulting firms, research institutes, think-tanks, non-profit organizations and government agencies to facilitate exchange of ideas and brainstorm on lasting solutions to current transportation challenges in the community. This is a great learning opportunity for me to get practical experience on community engagement on transportation issues and I look forward to it!