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Nick Foster
Nick Foster

Nick is an OTREC/NITC transportation scholar. He is a native Oregonian and calls Gladstone, a suburb of Portland, his hometown. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, where he learned that not all cities shut down when there is more than an inch of snow. Nick spent his undergraduate summers as an intern at the Oregon Department of Transportation, where he learned about the field of transportation planning. After graduating, Nick spent six years working as a transportation planner in the Boise, Idaho office of Kittelson & Associates, Inc. While at KAI, he had the opportunity to work on a variety of transportation projects, ranging from long-range multimodal plans to signing and striping plans. Nick’s primary interests are in the areas of safety and non-motorized transportation. He was drawn to Portland State University by the opportunity to be involved in research work that includes these interests. At Portland State, he is working with Drs. Monsere, Clifton, and Dill on a project to evaluate protected bicycling facilities around the US. Outside of transportation, Nick’s interests include just about anything that involves being outdoors, Trail Blazers basketball, and Timbers soccer.