NJTOD Staff

Stephanie E. DiPetrillo, Principal Investigator & Editor, NJTOD.org

Stephanie DiPetrillo
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

Catherine Bull
Research Project Coordinator, 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.

Eliot Benman

Eliot Benman
Research Project Coordinator, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
Mr. Benman contributes to research on a variety of transportation topics, including enhancement of mobility and access for disadvantaged populations. He also provides technical assistance to stakeholders working to advance recommendations of the Together North Jersey regional plan, which calls for transit-oriented and infill development among other smart growth strategies. Before joining VTC in 2016, Mr. Benman worked in the supportive housing development field. He holds a BA in Political Science from Indiana University, Bloomington and a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University.

Justine B. Recio

Justine Angela Michelle Bernal Recio
Graduate Research Assistant, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
Justine Recio describes herself as a storyteller and a solution-maker. Her background in economics, social impact projects, and research dovetail with her interests in transit-oriented development and solutions in urban mobility. She assists VTC with news briefs and resources for the NJTOD newsletter. She is curious about the intersections of transit-oriented development, innovations in transportation, and social equity. Ms. Recio holds a B.A. in Management Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. Before joining VTC in 2019, she worked in Southeast Asia for two years, gaining professional experience in banking, financial advising, and data analytics. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, with a concentration in transportation.