Research Experience

Mobility Network – University of Torontop

Summer 2022- Fall 2022
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mobility Network, University of Toronto. The postdoctoral project aims to understand the impacts of zero occupancy autonomous vehicles in the Toronto-Hamilton Greater Area as part of the Automated Vehicles Tactical Plan. Funded by the City of Toronto Transportation Services. Principal Investigator (PI): Eric Miller.

Sustainable Transportation Systems Research Group

Spring 2020- 2022
Graduate research assistant on “EDA/PCRD: Economic Resilience and Recovery in The U.S. Great Lakes Region.” Joint Project with Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD). Funded by the Economic Development Administration (EDA). PI: Dr. Nadia Gkritza.
Spring 2019 – 2022
Graduate research assistant on “Ridesharing, Active Travel Behavior, and Personal Health: Implications for Shared Autonomous Vehicles.” Funded by the Center for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CCAT). PI: Dr. Nadia Gkritza.
Spring 2019 – 2022
Graduate research assistant on “Ridesharing, Active Travel Behavior, and Personal Health: Implications for Shared Autonomous Vehicles.” Funded by the Center for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CCAT). PI: Dr. Nadia Gkritza.
Fall 2018 – Spring 2020
Graduate research assistant on “Public Acceptance and Socio-Economic Analysis of Shared Autonomous Vehicles: Implications for Policy and Planning.” Funded by CCAT. Principal Investigator: Dr. Nadia Gkritza.
Fall 2018 – Spring 2020
Graduate research assistant on “Public Acceptance and Socio-Economic Analysis of Shared Autonomous Vehicles: Implications for Policy and Planning.” Funded by CCAT. PI: Dr. Nadia Gkritza.
Fall 2018 – Spring 2020
Graduate research assistant on “INDOT/JTRP SPR 4162: Incorporating Economic Resilience Metrics into INDOT’s Transportation Decision-Making.” Funded by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). PI: Dr. Nadia Gkritza.
Summer 2018 – Fall 2019
Graduate research assistant on “Behavioral Intention to Ride in an Autonomous Vehicle and Implications on Mode Choice Decisions, Energy Use, and Emissions.” Funded by CCAT. PI: Dr. Nadia Gkritza.
Fall 2017 – Spring 2019
Graduate research assistant on “INDOT/JTRP SPR 3912: Economic Development Impact of Preservation Projects.” Funded by INDOT. PI: Dr. Nadia Gkritza.
Summer 2017 – Spring 2018
Graduate research assistant on Jefferson County Workforce Transit/Transportation Needs Assessment. PI: Dr. Lionel Beaulieu, PCRD.
Fall 2016 – Dec 2017
Graduate research assistant on “INDOT/JTRP SPR 4044: Evaluating Opportunities to Enhance the Hoosier State Train Ridership through a Survey of Riders’ Opinions and an Assessment of Access to the Line.” Funded by INDOT. PI: Dr. Nadia Gkritza.
Jun. 2015 – Dec. 2015
Undergraduate research assistant. Developed an undergraduate thesis titled “A Study to the Influence of the Implementation of a Mass Transport System on Land Use,” under the supervision of Dr. Nadia Gkritza.

Consulting Experience

Paola Ortiz Ardila Engineering Consultant Firm

Jan. 2016 – Jun. 2016
Transportation Engineer on the long-range transportation plans for Yopal, Casanare, Colombia. Public transportation demand modeler on the update of Guayaquil, Ecuador Transportation System.

Transportation and Transit Research Program (PIT)- Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Feb. 2013 – Jun. 2015
Undergraduate researcher on long-range transportation plans for different cities in Colombia. Undergraduate assistant on the project “First metro line of Bogota (PMLB): Structures and options to develop the land use and urban design area around the line.”