Stephanie DiPetrillo
PI & Editor, NJTOD.org

Senior Research Specialist, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
Stephanie DiPetrillo brings a distinctive set of experiences to the center, including a background in historic preservation, architecture, urban design, and planning. Her research interests include the connections between transportation and land use and ways to promote the use of public and community transportation through improvements in the built environment and through transit-oriented development. Increasingly her work has examined the ways to improve access to transit by all users, including people with disabilities. She has taught at Hofstra University, Rutgers University, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Ms. DiPetrillo holds a BA in Economics and a Master's in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as well as a Master's in Architecture from NJIT.

Catherine Bull

Senior Research Specialist, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
Catherine Bull conducts research on various projects related to smart growth and healthy community development. Her work has focused on best practices in assessing the impact of transportation projects on the human environment, and considerations and benefits of context sensitive solutions, community impact assessment, and public involvement. She has contributed to the development of content for Environmental Justice courses for Federal Highway Administration. Other research topics have included recruitment and hiring, and retention and career mobility of a diverse workforce, and development and support of technology transfer, in transportation agencies. Ms. Bull holds a BA in Comparative Literature and a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Hiyabu Habtemichael

Research Project Coordinator, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
Hiyabu Habtemichael undertakes research on projects related to transit-oriented development and spatial economic analysis. His work has involved cataloguing the success of the state's Transit Village program, developing county-level spatial analyses for economic development, and updating online databases to envision proposed transit routes. He has contributed to survey materials to assess local governments' transportation spending, under the direction of the Federal Highway Administration. Mr. Habtemichael holds a B.S. in Business Administration and a M.A. in Urban Studies from the CUNY School of Labor & Urban Studies.

Tia Azzi

Research Assistant, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
Tia Azzi is a dedicated researcher of urban planning focused on exploring economic and social issues within the field of urban planning. Ms. Azzi is currently interested in creating culturally vibrant cities through eco-friendly transportation and zoning. Using her background, she seeks to understand historical and current issues to create an equitable society. Her previous work experience includes writing for the New Jersey Policy Lab, Rutgers Economic Advisory Service, and the City of New Brunswick. Ms. Azzi holds a BS in Public Policy and BA in Middle Eastern Studies. Currently, she is a Master of City and Regional Planning Student at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.