I’ve always wanted to work on projects that make a difference. As a transportation engineer in AECOM’s Austin office, I feel that I’m having a real impact on the lives of fellow Texans.

My career began with the Texas Department of Transportation, where I spent six years before joining AECOM. Since then, my work has given me a broad view of the client-consultant relationship and on collaborating with public agencies to meet their needs. Every project is a collaborative effort between AECOM and our clients.

One of the projects I worked on was MetroRapid, Austin’s first bus rapid transit line. I was the deputy project manager for the design of 40 new high-tech bus stations on the new line for Capital Metro, which is Austin’s regional public transportation provider. MetroRapid exemplifies a sustainable transportation improvement program—smart planning and smart design leading to reduced traffic congestion and less greenhouse gas emissions. It’s really gratifying being part of a team that finds creative solutions to make the community a better place.