This summer, we’re excited to welcome our largest group of interns to-date! 27 interns are joining us in 15 different Kittelson offices focused on engineering & planning, technical writing, graphic design, communications, and software development.

Kittelson’s immersive internship program seeks out current undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students with a passion for learning. Interns spend their time gaining real world experience through working on real projects while learning about other aspects of the business via meet & greets and career prep sessions, culminating in the SCOUT Summit where everyone come together for professional development and team building. Each intern is assigned a group of mentors with aligning career interests and passions.

We’re grateful to our intern program team for the countless hours and immense thought they dedicate to providing a meaningful experience for our interns, and thrilled at the high caliber of students who are working as part of the Kittelson team this summer. Meet them here!

Baltimore Office

Erin Phillips is pursuing her master’s degree in Urban Planning at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, IL with a bachelor’s in Geography. She is excited to work on both planning and engineering projects this summer in Baltimore. Erin’s motivation to pursue transportation planning as a profession stemmed from her desire to contribute to society by improving public transportation systems and promoting equity in access to transportation services.

Bend Office

Lucas Fischer is an incoming senior at Oregon State University, studying Forestry Engineering. In a previous internship with Benton County Public Works, Lucas worked on ArcGIS Pro maps, conducted surveys, and helped oversee a road widening construction project. He is interested in a variety of transportation projects and would like to gain a broad range of experience. Outside of the office Lucas enjoys skiing, golfing, hiking, and hanging out with friends.

Boise Office

Brisa Porter is heading into her senior year at Ball State University, where she is majoring in Media Production. Brisa joins us as a Communications intern with a focus on video production and social media. In her free time, she loves watching movies (she calls it career prep), singing and playing piano, and swimming. She has a full list of Idaho hot springs to visit and hikes to hike during her time in Boise.

Jake Porter is a rising sophomore at Penn State University. Jake is interested in working on a variety of projects this summer with a particular interest in gaining CAD experience. A few fun facts: he played volleyball for eight years, he has a dog named Bailey, and his favorite fruit is kiwi.

Julius Pieper is a rising sophomore at Cornell University studying civil engineering. He was born and raised in Germany before moving with his family to Boston four years ago. Julius is excited to be at Kittelson to discover more about civil engineering and street and infrastructure design. Julius loves dogs, but his favorite animals are elephants, and his favorite exercises are biking and swimming.

Boston Office

Tim Simmons is a rising senior at Columbia University studying Mechanical Engineering. He became interested in transportation when he moved from Northern California to NYC, adopted a car-free lifestyle, and took an urban studies class in his sophomore year. Tim is motivated by the positive impacts of the work he produces on local communities and increasing efficiency, accessibility, and equity simultaneously.

Cameron Dougal will be a senior this fall at Massachusetts Institute of Technology while concurrently working towards a master’s degree in city planning. In addition to his studies, Cameron stays busy working on a clothing reuse program he set up at school, rowing in MIT’s lightweight crew team, and trying to visit every BlueBike station.

Charlotte Office

Albert Zhang is a rising senior at Dartmouth College studying geography and economics. He is interested in transportation because of the important role it plays in everyone’s day-to-day experiences. Albert has project interests in transit-oriented development, long-range planning, research/data, and anything GIS-related. Outside of the office, Albert loves to be outside—he enjoys hiking and has recently learned how to fly fish!

Miami Office

Jessica Caudillo-Roman will graduate this fall from the University of Central Florida in Orlando with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, a minor in Urban and Regional Planning, and a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificate. She is eager to learn more about the strategies and analysis tools used in planning projects related to street design. Jessica’s former role as a Community Outreach Specialist and Data Collector for Bike/Walk Central Florida inspired her to pursue a career in transportation planning.

Oakland Office

Ruimin Lin is a civil engineering student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her passion for transportation engineering was sparked by her experiences using public transportation across the island. Previously, Ruimin interned at SSFM International in Hawaii, where she collaborated with traffic engineers on writing traffic impact analysis reports, creating traffic management plans, and collecting and analyzing traffic data using Synchro. Outside of her professional interests, Ruimin enjoys reading, painting, beach outings, and hiking.

Orlando Office

Garrett Walker is studying civil engineering at the University of Florida. He has interests in bicycle and pedestrian planning, active transportation planning, roadway design, quick build strategies, and more. Garrett is an avid cyclist who enjoyed participating in our firmwide Bike/Activity Challenge in May!

James Ehmer is a current UCF grad student studying urban and regional planning. His interests in transportation include pedestrian and bicyclist safety, complete street design and walkability, transit access and equity, and geeking out on autonomous vehicle integration and emerging tech. Outside of the office, he’s a travel enthusiast and part of a kickball league.

Michael Durkin is a junior at Cleveland State University majoring in graphic design. He is excited to gain not only graphic design experience as part of our Creative Services group, but also learn about multimodal transportation and the built environment. Michael loves the great outdoors, cycling, film, photography, and rock climbing (do sand dunes count?).

Raissa Mayumi Bianco will graduate next spring from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach, Florida with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, and she is excited to work on both engineering and planning projects. Raissa is a student-athlete playing softball for ERAU, and also enjoys going to the beach, hikes, and exploring parks and restaurants. This year Raissa participated in her first TRB Annual Meeting and she helped with the construction of the concrete canoe for ERAU ASCE club.

Philadelphia Office

Josh Miller is currently completing a Master of Urban and Regional Planning at Portland State University with a focus in transportation, and working as a graduate research assistant at the university’s Transportation Research and Education Center. Josh has an undergraduate degree in physics and math from Rice University (where they developed an interest in urban planning after confronting disappointment with Houston’s public transit system). When not thinking about trains, Josh is usually starting a big new crochet project (instead of finishing an old one) or getting together on Zoom with friends to practice creative writing.

Portland Office

Annie Oommen is pursuing a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After completing a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy in 2020 from UNC, Annie taught English in Nantes, France and worked in health policy in Washington, D.C. She is passionate about leveraging the built environment to promote climate resiliency and social connectivity.

Brandon Tucker just graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, and he is excited to work on both engineering and planning projects this summer in Portland. This year at NC State, Brandon also helped build and row his team’s concrete canoe for the American Society of Civil Engineers club. After this summer, Brandon plans to return to NC State to complete a master’s degree in civil engineering and a certification in city design.

Emilio Calderon just finished his second year studying Civil Engineering at Oregon State University, where he is Vice President of the Oregon State chapter of ITE. Emilio spent last summer as an intern working on planning projects and is excited to experience all of the different work that we do here at Kittelson, with a specific interest in transit and active transportation. 

Rosalie Zuckermann is a rising senior at Lewis and Clark College, where she is majoring in English and the managing editor at her student newspaper, The Mossy Log. Rosalie joins us as our first technical writing intern! Rosalie enjoys dancing (studying ballet, jazz, and hip hop, among others), getting outside for a hike, and the classic suite of technical writer hobbies (reading, creative writing, other bookish things). She is currently writing a poem a day!

Sam Gregory is a rising third year student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo studying civil engineering, and incoming president of Cal Poly’s ITE Chapter. He’s excited to be back in Oregon to learn about Kittelson’s diverse range of  transportation projects and gain hands-on experience. To start his summer, Sam embarked on a tour of France with the Cal Poly Symphony, where he played in centuries-old cathedrals and at the Normandy American Cemetery.

Reston Office

Yadiel Duarte is a sophomore at Temple University, where he is passionate about urban planning and development. Born and raised in New York City, one of America’s best transit hubs, Yadiel has a deep-rooted interest in improving urban transportation systems. He brings a unique blend of skills and interests to our team, including a passion for 3D digital art.

Spokane Office

Charlotte Sobol is entering her senior year at Gonzaga University in Spokane where she studies civil engineering and entrepreneurial leadership. With this internship, she’s excited to explore the world of transportation engineering and how it relates to the business world, as she aspires to one day attain her MBA. For her first summer in Spokane, Charlotte is dedicating her time to learning guitar, trying new local restaurants, doing hot yoga, studying for the FE exam, running, working on her ’03 Honda Pilot, and biking around with friends.

Tampa Office

Jackson Marsenison is an incoming senior at the University of South Florida studying civil engineering. Jackson is interested in exploring different aspects of transportation to figure out his niche. He looks forward to working on design, planning, safety and operations projects over the summer. He enjoys trips to the beach, taking his golden doodles out to play, and spending time with friends.

Olivia Curtorillo is a rising junior studying civil engineering, focusing on transportation, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. Olivia is excited for the opportunity to work with Kittelson and is interested in design, planning, safety, and data analysis. Outside of work, she enjoys art, movies, going to the beach, and seeing her friends and family.

Washington, D.C. Office

Ademola Ibironke is a civil engineering doctoral candidate at Lamar University in Texas, focusing on traffic signals and travel demand modeling. His interest in transportation began with his undergraduate thesis on “Design Considerations for Highway Horizontal Curves,” which allowed him to explore the critical aspects of highway geometry, alignment, and safety. Prior to that, Ademola worked in construction and project management for over nine years in his home country of Nigeria.

Nawshin Tabassum is a Ph.D. student at the City and Metropolitan Planning Department of the University of Utah. She is interested in transportation planning and has been working as a Research Assistant at the Metropolitan Research Centre of the University of Utah. Nawshin is interested in climate change and active transportation, transit ridership, transit-oriented development, and social equity considerations in planning.

Wilmington Office

John Thant Win is an incoming senior at Carleton College in Minnesota, majoring in computer science. He joins us as Kittelson’s first software intern! John is eager to explore different aspects of transportation, and looks forward to working on web tool development, data analysis and more.