Maria Sipin, Graduate Assistant, Portland State University
Maria Sipin is a Portland State University grad student in Urban Planning and Public Health, and an IBPI Active Transportation Scholar. Watch Maria's video, "Communicating Intersections," on the power that transportation planners have to affect positive, equitable change in our daily lives.
Tell us about yourself:
I started grad school in fall 2016, just a week after moving to Portland from Los Angeles. I’m exploring Portland every day by bike and on foot and public transit and getting more acquainted with academic institutions, government agencies, transportation organizations, and community members throughout the region.
I was born in the Philippines and was raised in Manila and Los Angeles. This experience of migration and navigating my cultural, racial and ethnic identities in the United States play a major role in my work as a person, student...Read more