Recently, the Eno Center for Transportation announced its selections for fellows for the 2015 Future Leaders Development Conference. Among those chosen for this honor is Georgia Tech third year doctoral student Alice Grossman.
Grossman, who will participate in the conference in Washington, D.C, with the other fellows this summer, said that "the conference will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about transportation policymaking from the source, by meeting and hearing from leaders in politics, industry, advocacy groups, and think tanks," noting that the conference "will provide invaluable insight for [her] dissertation research and play a role in what career path [she] choose[s]."
Her career path has already been distinguished. In previous years, she has been selected for a number of awards, including a 2014 Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, as well as working with Georgia Tech Professor Randall Guensler on her doctoral research.
This research involves studying how metropolitan planning organizations adjust their priorities and performance measures in light of changing federal transportation policy, assessing how external factors and historical practices shape current performance standards.