Chelsea joined Kittelson as a transportation analyst following an internship with Kittelson’s Portland office that extended to part-time project work after she returned to school at Oregon State University (she’ll receive her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a minor in visual art in December 2018). An Oregon native, Chelsea was drawn to transportation by the first-hand nature of the field—you can visibly see and experience it—as well as the variety and creativity of roadway and intersection design. She is stimulated by the concept of planning a project from the beginning and envisioning its short- and long-term solutions, and she is inspired by the role that transportation can play in the creation of sustainable communities. At Kittelson, Chelsea has contributed to a range of projects involving the design of pedestrian crossings, signals, and roundabouts; transportation management and traffic control plans; trip generation; and crash data and traffic analysis. Prior to Kittelson, she interned with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Clark County (Washington) Public Works. Chelsea is excited to be back at Kittelson Portland to explore the many opportunities open to her for professional development. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, drawing, playing the piano/singing/doing anything music-related, hiking, fly fishing, and spending time with her family.