Liz is a graduate of North Carolina State University (NCSU), where she earned her MCE and BS degrees in civil engineering. As a research and teaching assistant at the NCSU Institute of Transportation Research and Education, she completed freight reliability studies, autonomous vehicle microsimulation models, and operational and safety evaluations of signal conversions. Liz’s dissertation concentrated on the routing of hazardous materials. She also has experience in developing and instructing a high-speed rail course and has held a site-civil internship. She is proficient in AutoCAD, Highway Capacity Software (HCS), Synchro, and VISSIM. Outside of work, Liz enjoys finding new trails to hike with her husband and two dogs.