Emily studied civil engineering and urban and environmental planning at the University of Virginia, where she was a recipient of the School of Engineering Outstanding Student Award for her contributions in academics, leadership, and service. While at UVA, she worked as an undergraduate research assistant, playing a key role in a Virginia Department of Transportation study examining barriers to implementing bicycle infrastructure throughout the Commonwealth. She also supported the development of a project evaluating vulnerable road user safety and comfort using virtual reality. Before joining Kittelson full-time, Emily interned for a summer in the firm’s Orlando office. With involvement ranging from multimodal planning and design to traffic operations, she is drawn to the tangible impacts that the transportation industry has on individuals’ daily lives as well as the development and identity of communities.