Laura Melendy

Job title: 
ITS Assistant Director, TechTransfer Director
Institute of Transportation Studies
Institute of Transportation Studies Leadership
Lead Researcher

Laura currently serves as the Assistant Director of ITS, a large and diverse community focused on studying all aspects of transportation, from technological advances to social and environmental consequences. She concurrently serves as Director of TechTransfer, California's preeminent transportation training program with specialized courses in transportation and urban planning, traffic engineering, roadway pavement, and multimodal and active transportation courses. Laura is also the Executive Director of Learn2Launch, a program that leverages the unique entrepreneurial culture and ecosystem of Silicon Valley to allow students to gain a deep understanding of the ideation to prototype process. Laura holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Masters in Transportation Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.