ITS Executive Office

Helen Bassham

Assistant to the ITS Director
Institute of Transportation Studies

Helen Bassham began working for ITS in 2000, as a member of the TechTransfer Program, writing and editing newsletter articles and assisting with the publication of the then-paper course catalog. Before 2001, she had segued into managing the logistics (and sometimes the committees) for a large variety of transportation conferences and workshops on a great variety of topics, including policy, planning, rail, airport, air transportation, corridor management, materials research and management, and transportation theory. Since 2011, she has supported the Institute of Transportation...

Amanda Cairo

ITS Communications Director
Institute of Transportation Studies
ITS Morale Committee

Amanda manages communications for ITS Berkeley and serves as the media contact for providing experts on transportation topics and placing articles. She manages the website and social media outlets for ITS, writes press releases and news stories, and acts as photographer, videographer and chronicler of events related to faculty, staff, and students in transportation.

Now full time, she split her time between ITS Berkeley and the Berkeley Water Center at UC Berkeley for five years. Previously, she worked in communications at the University of Idaho and worked as a newspaper editor and...