Wander (MURP ’12) has been selected by the Board of Regents of
the Eno Center for Transportation to participate in the 20th annual
Eno Leadership Development Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference, to be
held June 3-7, will provide a first-hand look at how transportation policy is
developed and implemented. Wander will meet with top government officials, leaders
of associations, and members of Congress and their staff.
“This is a prestigious program and I know that UCLA will
be well represented by Madeline’s participation,” said Urban Planning Professor
Students who complete the intensive program will be
better equipped to understand the policy-making process that will become
increasingly more important as they pursue careers in transportation, said
Joshua Schank, Eno’s President and CEO.
Wander is a 2008 graduate of Occidental College and
majored in Urban and Environmental Policy. The second-year Master of Urban and
Regional Planning student is focusing on transit equity, environmental justice,
and travel behavior. She is
a research assistant for Professors Evelyn Blumenberg and Brian Taylor and a
graduate researcher at USC’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity
(PERE). After graduation, she plans to conduct community-based research around
issues of environmental and economic justice in low-income and disenfranchised
neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
Eno Transportation Foundation
The Eno Transportation Foundation, based in
Washington, D.C., is a neutral, non-partisan think-tank that promotes policy
innovation and provides professional development opportunities across the
career span of transportation professionals.