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McDonald Group: Current Members

Evan Iacobucci
Postdoctoral Scholar
Travel habits, behavior change, transportation equity
evaniaco@unc.edu
Website
Kai Monast
PhD Candidate
Public transit, Performance measures
kcmonast@ncsu.edu
Mathew Palmer
PhD Candidate
Education facilities planning, School transportation planning, and School travel safety
wmpalmer@email.unc.edu
Emma Vinella-Brusher
MCRP/MPH Student
Transportation equity, accessibility, food insecurity
evb@unc.edu

Alumni

Abigail Cochran, Postdoc 2020-2022, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Jueyu ‘Olivia’ Wang, Postdoc 2020-2022, Associate Transportation Researcher, Texas Transportation Institute
Torrey Lyons, Postdoc 2019-2020, MetroAnalytics
Ria Kontou, Postdoc 2018-2019, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Quan “Jack” Yuan, Postdoc 2018-2019, Assistant Professor, Tongji University

Lindsay Oluyede, PhD 2022, Presidential Postdoctoral Scholar, Arizona State University
Mary Wolfe, PhD 2020, Research Scientist, Center for Health Equity Research, UNC School of Medicine
Gwen Kash, PhD 2018, Social Motion Inclusive Cities Consulting
Louis Merlin, PhD 2014, Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University

Lauren Prunkl, MCRP 2022, Kittelson & Associates (Charlotte)
Blake Cashmore, MCRP 2020, Burlington-Graham MPO
Tory Gibler, MCRP 2020, Fehr & Peers
Will Leimenstoll, MCRP/MBA 2020, JBG Smith
Lisa Fiedler, MCRP 2018, What Works Cities
Katy Lang, MCRP 2018, WalkArlington and BikeArlington
Stephanie Tepperberg, MCRP/MPH 2018, Y-USA
Alyson West, MCRP 2018, Highway Safety Research Center
Taylor McAdam, MCRP 2017, Fehr & Peers (Oakland)
Ian Hamilton, MCRP 2016, VHB
Alex Kado, MCRP 2016, City of Minneapolis (formerly The Hague’s Department for Urban Development/Traffic)
Jesse Cohn, MCRP 2015, Montgomery County Planning Department (formerly Fehr & Peers)
Haoting Hu, MCRP 2014, Amazon
Ann McGrane, MCRP 2014, NYC Department of Transportation
Allison Bullock, MCRP 2013, NYC Department of Transportation (formerly Alta Planning + Design)
Eryn Rosenblum, MCRP 2013, Nelson/Nygaard
Carly Sieff, MCRP 2013, Fehr & Peers (Denver)
Harley Cooper, MCRP 2012, SEPTA
Kate Cunningham, MCRP 2010, US Bank
Amanda Dwelley, MCRP 2010, ILLUME AdvisingAlvarez & Marsal
Chava Kronenberg, MCRP 2008, San Francisco MTA