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5th Women in Transportation Panel Discussion and Networking Event
March 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The C2SMART Center and the NYU chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) are excited to host our annual Women in Transportation Panel Discussion, including an opportunity for attendees to network and socialize. This year’s panel boasts three amazing women working in the transportation industry who will share their perspectives and experiences.
This event is a one-hour evening event in a panel format with women from within the industry and agencies with professional experience in the engineering and planning field, to help engage the female students and empower them to pursue their career goals. They will discuss gender challenges in the engineering/ planning field, give advice for overcoming those challenges, and tips for future transportation engineers/planners. The event will conclude with a 10-minute Q&A and an opportunity for the students to network with the panelists. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.
PLEASE NOTE: this will be a hybrid event, and all attendees are welcome to come in-person. However, ALL attendees must register via Zoom, regardless of whether they are attending in person, in order to receive building access.
Nadereh Moini is the Chief of Transportation at the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) Formerly Known as New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. She has diverse scholar and field experiences in planning, design, safety, operation, maintenance, and assessment of multimodal transportation systems and the application of the state-of-the-art technologies in transportation. In her current capacity, she is managing more than 125 adaptive signalized intersections throughout the Meadowlands District. She is also responsible to develop “Meadowlands District Transportation Plan” and the first “Meadowlands Action Plan for Safety”, which is newly funded by USDOT.
She holds Ph.D. in Civil & Environment Engineering. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of NY and NJ. She is also a registered Professional Traffic Operation Engineer (PTOE) and Professional Transportation Planner (PTP). Additionally, she has International Municipal Signal Association –IMSA Level I Certification.
Haley Hutson is a Traffic Engineer at AKRF, Inc. Haley started her career in Texas after graduating from the University of Texas and has spent the past two years working in New York. She specializes in adaptive traffic signal controls, traffic modeling, and roadway design. She is the Vice Chair for the ITE Urban Goods Committee and a co-chair of the ITE Met Section Young Member Committee. When her engineering hat isn’t on she is a Senior Disaster Responder volunteer for the Red Cross.
Mira Philipson is Senior Analyst for MTA’s Accessibility team in the Office of the Chair. In her four and a half years working to improve accessibility across the MTA, she has researched and piloted new solutions, technological and otherwise, for people with disabilities and all customers. She has managed pilot projects including the Accessible Station Lab and Transit Innovation Partnership’s Transit Tech Lab Accessibility Challenge to discover smartphone wayfinding applications and other physical wayfinding solutions in subway stations and along bus routes. She also collaborates internally to ensure all MTA content, public-facing and employee-facing, is accessible. Her role also includes maintaining relationships and conducting outreach with members of the disability community in New York, as well as collaboration with accessibility professionals at public transportation agencies across the country and world to information and experience-share.
Mira graduated from Barnard College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Planning with a Concentration in Sociology. She completed her senior thesis on the history of the Second Avenue Subway after spending time studying European urban transportation in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is passionate about making cities, and specifically transportation infrastructure, more accessible to underserved populations.