The Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM2) Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC) is pleased to report that Paulina Urbanowicz, a Master’s student and graduate research assistant to Ms. Lisa Loftus-Otway, was selected as an Eno Fellow for the 2018 Transportation Leadership Development Conference (LDC) program. The Eno Center for Transportation is a non-profit leader in transportation policy, research, and professional development. Their competitive fellowship provides 20 graduate students from a nationwide pool of nominations the opportunity to attend the LDC in Washington D.C. Of the fellowship, she said, “I was honored to be nominated by the CRP transportation faculty for this opportunity and feel really grateful to the Eno Board of Regents for being selected to participate in the program.”
Paulina traveled to Washington D.C. in late May to participate in the 2018 LDC program. At the LDC, fellows meet federal officials, business leaders, and non-profit organizations to better understand how national transportation policies are developed. Paulina notes that, “it felt surreal to walk the halls where policy decisions are made, and to talk to people who implement those policy decisions at every level of government and sector of the industry.”
The weeklong program covered topics such as transportation funding, sustainability and climate change, emerging technologies that are changing the industry, and how policy is developed on Capitol Hill, among other topics. Paulina describes the program as, “truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to sit down with leaders in transportation and ask them our questions.” She added that, “beyond the educational experience, I met wonderful people from other graduate programs in the nation that I am excited to stay in touch with.” The CM2 consortium congratulates Paulina on her achievement.
Additional information about the Eno Fellowship can be found online at https://www.enotrans.org/course/future-leaders-development-conference/.