Three City & Regional Planning students earned scholarships from the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Women in Transportation (WTS).
Cynthia Armour (M.C.P. '21) earned the Maggie Walsh Leadership Legacy Award, which honors an outstanding young woman pursuing graduate studies working toward a career in transportation or a related field, and who demonstrates a specific interest in advancing transportation innovation. Armour is also a Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety fellow at Safe Transportation Research and Education Center where she worked on a literature review focusing on policy-making at the intersection of autonomous vehicles and public health. In the course of her masters degree, Armour studies public policy, sustainable cities, environmental justice, community development.
Christa Cassidy (M.C.P. '20) earned the Helene Overly Award, which encourages women to pursue career paths in transportation and looks specifically at transportation goals, academic record, and transportation-related activities or job skills. Cassidy’s master’s degree research looks at effects of autonomous vehicles on sprawl patterns; the role of nature in addressing equity and health issues in cities; nature-based solutions for climate adaptation and resilience; transportation policy and finance.
Mykeisha Mayes (B.A. Urban Studies '19) earned the Molitoris Leadership Award for women pursuing undergraduate studies in transportation or a related field who demonstrate leadership skills, ability, and interest.