Leonie Barkakati

Transportation Analyst

Leonie joined Kittelson after completing a master’s degree in transportation engineering at the University of Florida. As a student, she was awarded a National Science Foundation scholarship for her work bridging the gap between high school and college for students interested in STEM majors. She is also a recipient of the Out to Innovate scholarship. Her research as a master’s student focused on mapping spatial and temporal patterns of bike-sharing systems in New York and Chicago. Within transportation, Leonie is interested in safety, sustainability, GIS, bike and pedestrian facilities, data analytics, and all things roadway design. She is inspired by how small changes in design can have big impacts on driver behavior.

Outside of work, Leonie likes trying Tampa’s local restaurants, exploring the outdoors, traveling, and reading comic books.