[Published Jan. 12, 2022]
In December we said goodbye to Lisa Kwiatkowski, our Stanford Transportation (ST) Director of Communications, who retired after 14 years with the department and 18 years at Stanford. Lisa spearheaded innovative and award-winning campaigns and programs that helped reduce campus drive-alone commuting over the years. Her creativity and deep understanding of the Stanford culture and community will be missed and we wish her all the best in her retirement.
Transportation Policy Manager Jessica Alba has been named Interim Director of Communications. A member of the team since November ‘17, she was recognized as 2020 TDM Champion by the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) National Board President and the Executive Committee for her significant contributions to the industry and profession. Jessica currently serves on the ACT Board of Directors. In her interim role, she oversees both the ST Communications and TDM programs. Once a new Director of Communications has been hired, they will focus solely on communications while Jessica will continue to oversee the TDM team. (Please refer any interested candidates to our job posting.)
Congratulations to Kasey Inglis, our new TDM Sustainable Commute Programs Lead. Kasey has been with the department for two years as a Sustainable Transportation Administrative Associate. She’s excited to use her comprehensive knowledge of all things transpo-related to develop successful future TDM programs.
And finally kudos to Sophie Wolfram, ST’s TDM Manager. Sophie received a 2021 “40 Under 40” Award at ACT’s annual TDM Forum. The awards are given to ambitious young leaders who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for commuters and livability of our communities. Developing TDM programs that shift behavior is more crucial now than ever. Nearly 30% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions originate from transportation. Transportation affects everyone. Kudos to Sophie and her fellow recipients for creating a better journey for everyone.