Drawing upon her work as a transportation researcher, Amanda brings to her projects a depth of understanding about emerging transportation technologies and their impacts on communities. She has expertise in new mobility, curb management, urban freight, and autonomous vehicles. Amanda continues to hold a part-time research appointment at the Urbanism Next Center at the University of Oregon, where she is working on a variety of projects, including an evaluation of the efficacy of shared mobility equity program requirements. Amanda has experience in project management, data analysis, survey design, literature review, and program evaluation.
Prior to her work with Nelson\Nygaard and Urbanism Next, Amanda provided programmatic support to the Prison University Project, a nonprofit organization that operates a degree-granting program for people incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison. Like most correctional facilities in the U.S., San Quentin is largely inaccessible by transit, creating significant barriers for visitors and making it even more difficult for people to maintain connections with family and community. It was during her work there that she developed a commitment to mobility justice that informs her approach to the projects she works on.