Urban Planning and Student in New Brunswick, New Jersey
I am seeking opportunities in transportation policy development and implementation, transit planning and investment, travel demand forecasting and transit investment studies.
I have a master’s in City and Regional Planning from Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy (Rutgers University). As part of my graduate studies, I prepared a Travel Demand Management Plan for Rutgers New Brunswick campuses which included analysis of the current transportation solutions for different user groups, parking inventory analysis, coordination with the 2030 campus masterplan and finally proposed recommendations focused on reducing SOV rates for journey to work. My curriculum included courses in travel demand modeling, zoning strategies for transport and land use coordination, cost-benefit analysis, transit needs assessment (graduate studio for NJ Transit), and economic studies related to transit capital investment. I also have extensive experience in spatial analysis using the ArcGIS mapping software. As an intern at NJ Transit, I analyzed bus operations data at the system’s principal bus terminal to identify load factors and causes for delay during peak hours. As a Community Planning Assistance Program (CPAP) team member, I analyzed community demographics, prepared maps and helped in the team’s outreach efforts for our client (Redstone Townhomes Neighborhood Association) in Westside Avenue neighborhood in Jersey City.
My academic experience has been extremely fulfilling and helped me build on my past professional experience in software development. From 2005 to 2012, I worked as a software developer and developed IT applications using Java/J2EE technologies for clients like national tax depositories (NSDL), investments banks (Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley) and product firms (Markit) in India. I have also completed a certificate program in Urban Development from Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore.