Joel is a graduate from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. While at the university, he focused on taking transportation-related courses and served as a teaching/research assistant for the Smart Transportation Lab. His research focused on evaluating crash data, performing safety analysis procedures, and using GIS to determine intersection hotspots.
Since then, Joel has worked on a wide range of projects that include final design (3D modeling), functional intersection concept design, bicycle and pedestrian facilities design, arterial and freeway microsimulation networks, and transportation impact studies. This experience has allowed Joel to develop practical knowledge in software such as AutoCAD Civil 3D, VISSIM, Synchro, VISTRO, CORSIM, ArcGIS, and others.
When not working, Joel spends some his time participating in professional organizations like ASCE and ITE. As a result of his longstanding involvement, he is currently appointed as a board officer in the local chapter for both organizations. Joel can also be found playing or watching football (soccer) and tennis, or enjoying one of the many wonderful scenes that Arizona has to offer.