Sravya is an OTREC/NITC transportation researcher. She is in the MURP program, focusing her studies on transportation, transit-oriented development and its nexus with land use and urban design. Having depended only on walking or public transit to commute in the past ten years, she is passionate about making active transportation accessible to all. She earned her B. Architecture in her home country, India, where she worked as an Architect for two years. She moved to the US to study Urban Design at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where her design proposals highlighted dense, walkable development and pedestrian & bicycle-friendly rights-of-way. Since graduation, Sravya has volunteered extensively in Hoboken, NJ and Portland, OR to better understand the impact on design on active transportation. She spent a year at the City of Portland's Urban Design Studio in the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability working on a conceptual street tree master plan for Central City 2035. She also volunteered with Coalition of Livable Future in Portland, helping them with transportation and environmental policy research to justify the need for a health impact assessment for the Columbia River Crossing Mega-Project. She is currently working as an Assistant Campus Planner in PSU's Campus Planning Office. She likes to spend her free time exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband.