Current urban planning PhD student, Jaimee Lederman, recently attended the Eno Center for Transportation’s Future Leaders Development Conference (LDC) in Washington, DC. The Eno Center is a nationwide transportation research center; annually, they select the top 20 graduate students nationwide studying transportation issues to come to the center for a weeklong conference to learn how transportation policy is made. Students attended a diverse variety of panels on issues such as transportation policy, funding, planning, and technology from federal officials, members of business, and non-profit organizations. Commenting on the experience, Ms. Lederman noted that “the caliber of panelists and other students was exceptional, and our discussions were engaging and illuminating. Overall, the program was inspiring and reinforced that the study and practice of transportation policy changes the world for the better.”
Not only was Ms. Lederman selected to attend the conference, but she also received financial support to attend from the Galen and Ruth Roush Foundation of Akron, OH, which is a charitable trust that supports education, the arts, social services, and other causes that improve the community. Being accepted to attend the conference and receiving the Galen and Ruth Roush Award are both highly competitive. We congratulate Ms. Lederman on her achievements!