Student Leadership

Joohyun Sarah Cho, Traffic21 Women in Intelligent Transportation Fellow
Joohyun Sarah Cho received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2014, where she focused on exploring pragmatic applications of optical systems for telecommunication. Alongside her academic career, Sarah actively participated in the student chapter of Engineers Without Borders, IEEE, and the Society of Women Engineers. Before joining Traffic21, Sarah was a Radio Frequency Engineer at a wireless technology integrator company, designing and managing the deployment of Wireless Distribution Systems. Today, Sarah is working toward her Master of Science in Public Policy and Management at CMU, and is excited to be the new Women in Intelligent Transportation fellow at Traffic21. Read more about Sarah’s story.

Amanda Johnson, Communications Assistant
Amanda Johnson is a second year MS Candidate for Public Policy and Management at CMU. Originally from Ames, Iowa, Amanda completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Political Science and Public Policy. In her studies at CMU, she will concentrate in Environmental Policy with special interests in transportation and connected and automated vehicles. Her summer internship involved planning Pennsylvania’s first Automated Vehicle Summit as a policy intern at PennDOT. She is excited to be the Research Assistant at Traffic21, writing about the Institute’s applied research projects that are revolutionizing the future of transportation.

Stephanie Milani, Women in Transportation Robotics Institute Summer Scholar Intern

Stephanie Milani was this summer’s Women in Transportation Robotics Institute Summer Scholar (RISS) intern, with funding from Mobility21. The Riss program is an eleven-week research program that allows undergraduate students to work on cutting-edge robotics projects in one of the top robotics for undergraduate programs in the world. Stephanie is currently a junior at the University of Maryland in Baltimore County, and is studying Computer Science and Psychology. Read more about Stephanie’s RISS experience here. Read more about Stephanie’s story.

Ngani Ndimbie, Traffic21 Women in Transportation Fellow
Ngani Ndimbie is a MS Candidate for Public Policy and Management at CMU. She’s a Pittsburgh native who is passionate about equitable policies, economic justice, and healthy communities. Before joining Traffic 21 as the Women in Transportation Fellow, she held positions at some of Pittsburgh’s most influential non-profits including the ACLU of Pennsylvania, and the Black Political Empowerment Project. Most recently she served as the communications manager for Bike Pittsburgh, a bike and pedestrian advocacy organization. In August, Ngani was named one of Pittsburgh’s 40 under 40. In her free time, she loves biking, drinking dark beers, and playing bocce.

Allanté Whitmore, Mobility21 Diversity Fellow
Allanté Whitmore is a Ph.D. Candidate for Civil and Environmental Engineering at CMU. Originally from Detroit, Allanté received her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University, and her Master’s degree in the same field from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Before coming to CMU, Allanté was a supervisor for the McNair Scholars program in Detroit, where she worked with first generation or underrepresented undergraduate students preparing them for doctoral studies through research. As Mobility21’s first Diversity Fellow, Allanté is excited to learn more about connected and automated vehicles, particularly through the lens of public policy. Read more about Allanté’s story.

The Women in Intelligent Transportation Fellowship is awarded annually to an incoming Heinz student who has demonstrated commitment to Intelligent Transportation Systems. The fellow receives a stipend, and a half to full tuition scholarship. For more information, visit the Heinz page.