The NC Triangle Chapter recently announced the recipients of its annual scholarship program. The chapter will present awards to women pursuing careers in transportation-related fields at its annual foundation luncheon. The recipients will also be submitted to the WTS International organization for consideration of a national scholarship.
Tory Gibler – WTS Leadership Legacy Graduate Scholarship
Tory (pictured left) is a Master’s degree candidate with a concentration in Transportation Planning. A passionate advocate on accessibility in transportation, she actively promotes accessibility and multimodal transportation as a board member of the Raleigh bicycle advocacy group, Oaks for Spokes, and as the Graduate Chair of the Transportation Specialization within UNC’s Department City and Regional Planning. After graduation, Ms. Gibler hopes to work for an consulting firm that uses inclusive, innovative solutions to address the next generation of transportation challenges.
Mary Wolfe – Helene M. Overly Graduate Scholarship
Mary is a Ph.D candidate with a concentration in Transportation Planning. She is researching connections between transportation and health and understanding how urban spaces and transportation infrastructure shape health outcomes for the communities who access them. Additionally, Ms. Wolfe is inspiring the next generation of planning professionals as a Teaching Assistant, for which she was awarded the Doctoral Student Excellence in Teaching Award. After graduation, Ms. Wolfe plans to continue teaching and researching while working with policy makers and practitioners to shape innovative mobility policies.
WTS International was founded in 1977 by a group of pioneering women in transportation who realized that women’s careers would benefit from professional development, encouragement and recognition to support their advancement in transportation professions. Now, after more than 40 years of growth and development, WTS is an international organization with more than 6500 members (including women and men) and 79 chapters. WTS is connected to a network of 40,000 transportation professionals. Local chapters generate high-caliber professional development and networking opportunities for WTS members across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Through its professional activities, networking opportunities, and unparalleled access to industry and government leaders, WTS is turning the glass ceiling into a career portal.