Congratulations to Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral student Alexandra Pan on recently being named student of the year by the Telemobility University Transportation Center (UTC), a consortium focused on Communications Technology and E-Commerce Effects on Travel Demand with Northwestern University, University of California, Berkeley, and University of Texas, Austin.
“I am so proud to see Alex and her research being recognized,” says her advisor CEE professor Susan Shaheen. “The care and nature of the work she has performed on telework/work-from-home scenario analysis is exceptional.”
Pan’s doctoral dissertation research explores the adoption and usage of shared mobility by low-income communities, and the housing and transportation accessibility impacts of the suburbanization of poverty. She is interested in bridging divides between the public, private, non-profit, and academic sectors to develop strategies that can improve transportation options for low-income people, and further understanding the housing location choice of low-income suburban residents.
Pan has been a graduate student researcher at the Transportation Sustainability Research Center since the fall of 2018. Pan has received Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) fellowships for four years in a row and was named an outstanding Graduate Student Instructor in 2022.
Prior to studying at Berkeley, Alex completed her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University in 2016, and worked at General Motors as a Hybrid/Electric Propulsion Systems Engineer. Alex’s interests other than transportation include reading, watching baseball, and Olympic weightlifting.