Rebecca Hamilton is an OTREC/NITC transportation scholar. She grew up in Toledo, OH and has been happily exploring the great outdoors and urban jungle of Portland for the past 8 years. As the daughter of an ODOT engineer and a physical therapist, Rebecca is excited to begin a career where she can improve people's mobility and quality of life through safe, well-planned transportation networks. She is particularly interested in exploring innovative ways to retrofit auto-centric landscapes to accommodate and welcome people on foot. Rebecca holds a position as an appointed member of the Pedestrian Advisory Committee for the City of Portland and is the co-founder of Re-Thinking the Right-of-Way, and ad-hoc advocacy group which led a successful grassroots effort to introduce parklets to Portland.