A noted expert in modern intelligent transportation system (ITS) solutions, Jessie has held major roles in some of the firm’s most high-profile projects and programs including work in Colorado, Michigan, Texas, California, Florida, and throughout Illinois. Her background in both transportation engineering and planning means that Jessie also has expertise in everything from traffic forecasting and highway capacity analysis to environmental impact studies and public involvement. Currently, Jessie is serving as the ITS lead for the Illinois Tollway Authority traffic engineering consultant, where she is working on key initiatives including the Tollway’s connected vehicle pilot, the ITS strategic plan and evaluation of third-party data to support traffic operations.
What is your favorite part of your job? My favorite part is collaborating with professionals who are passionate about finding the best solutions to transportation problems!
How might clients describe you? Most clients would say that I am a positive, upbeat person who looks at problems from a holistic view and likes to collaborate with others to find the right answer to client problems. Maybe not in so many words :)
What are your 3 non-work passions? While I don’t get a chance to do it much, one of my passions is sailing. I also love camping and hanging out with my family.
What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? One of my jobs in college was driving a transit bus that connected the students, staff, and visitors to the north and south campuses at the University of Michigan. One of the best jobs I’ve had and geared me up for the operations side of transportation engineering!