I learned how to drive at age 21. I envisioned driving and car ownership as the key to my independence. I continued this vision by designing roadways, primarily to move cars. That all changed when I got immersed into the multimodal transportation planning and engineering world. Since then, my passion and mission has been devoted to facilitating and providing mobility choices for everyone.
Alia’s interest in transportation stems from a passion in providing safe, convenient, and sustainable transportation options and creating livable places for everyone. Following a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters in City Planning, Alia’s background in transportation planning and engineering was shaped in both the public and private sectors. Through this experience, Alia has led roadway design, traffic operations and analysis, and context-sensitive transportation planning projects.