Student Award Winners

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MSTM students regularly win prestigious state and national awards from organizations. Meet some of our recent student award winners:

*Students are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

     

Adam Barth

 

Adam Barth

Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority
American Public Transportation Foundation scholarships 2020
 

Lorena Bernal-Vidal

 

Lorena Bernal-Vidal

VTA
Future Leaders Development Conference 2019, Eno Center for Transportation
US DOT UTC Outstanding Student of the Year, CUTC/MTI (2018)
 

Marissa Brown

 

Marissa Brown

Associate Transportation Planner
Caltrans (D7)
US DOT UTC Outstanding Student of the Year, CUTC/MTI (2021)
CTF Endowed Pat Weston Memorial Scholarship, California Transportation Foundation (2021)
 

Stephanie Bushnell

 

Stephanie Bushnell 

Right of Way Agent
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
2023 ARTBA-MTI Fellowship Award (2023)
 

Erica Casillas

 

Erica Casillas

Light Rail Power Supervisor
VTA
Latinos in Transit Scholarships (2022) 
WTS Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship (2024)

 

 

Yaqeline Castro

 

Yaqeline Castro

Outreach and Student Engagement Specialist
California High-Speed Rail Authority
Fran Hooper Scholarship, American Public Transportation Foundation (2022)
WTS Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship (2023)
 

 

Jane Duong Davaransky​

Business Manager for Transportation Operations
Meta 
CTF Graduate School Scholarship (2023) 
CTF Mobility Symposium Scholarship (2023)
COMTO WSP USA Women in Leadership Scholarship (2022)
 

 

Aaron Disman

Senior Manager, Transit Vehicle Engineering
LA Metro
AECOM Outstanding Capstone on Transportation Operations Management (2022)
 

Alex Eisenhart

 

Alex Eisenhart

Public Affairs Specialist
SamTrans
US DOT UTC Outstanding Student of the Year, CUTC/MTI (2021)
 

Ryan Fallica

 

Ryan Fallica

Caltrans
Future Leaders Development Conference, Eno Center for Transportation (2020)
US DOT UTC Outstanding Student of the Year, CUTC/MTI (2019)
 

Fernando Flores

 

Fernando Flores

Principal Analyst
BART
COMTO NorCal Emerging Leader (2022)
 

 

Claire Gallogly

Transportation Planner
City of Santa Cruz
WTS Strategic Partner Scholarship (supported by HNTB)
 

Eileen Hsu

 

Eileen Hsu

Principal Transportation Planner
LA Metro
American Public Transportation Foundation scholarships (2020)
 

Sonja Johnson

 

Sonja Johnson

Electrical Helper
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
HNTB Spark Scholarship (2023)
 

Timothy Lesniak

 

Timothy Lesniak

Director of Commuter Rail & Ferry Safety
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
MSTM Graduate of the Year (2023)
 

Michelle Louie

 

Michelle Louie

SamTrans
Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship 2020, WTS International
 

Paige Malott

 

Paige Malott

Chair
Cascadia Rail
MTI/APTF Joint Scholarship, American Public Transportation Foundation (2021) 
Mass Transit Magazine's "40 Under 40" (2022)
WTS Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship (2023) 
Railway & Locomotive Historical Society Scholarship (2024)

 

 

Erline Martinez

 

Erlin Martinez

Grants Program Manager
Long Beach Transit
MV Transportaton/Latinos in Transit Scholarship, American Public Transportation Foundation (2021)
 

Lalé Moradpour

 

Lalé Moradpour

Content Manager, Rebuilding California Program
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Pat Weston Memorial Scholarship Award (2023)
 

Flore Mountsambote

 

Flore Mountsambote

Assistant Transit Planner
City of Union City
Donald Hyde Memorial Essay Scholarship, American Public Transportation Foundation (2022) 
MTI/APTF Joint Scholarship, American Public Transportation Foundation (2023) 
COMTO NorCal Norman Mineta Scholarship Award (2023)
 

 

Christina Prosperi

Complete Streets GIS Manager
Caltrans
MSTM Graduate of the Year (2022)
 

 

Iulia Panescu Quiazon

Senior Management Analyst
VTA
Jannet Walker-Ford Leadership-Legacy Graduate Scholarship (2024)
 

Vincent Ray

 

Vincent Ray

Active Transportation Planner & Sustainability Innovation Liaison
Caltrans
CTF Endowed Weston Memorial Scholarship (2023)
 

Lorenzo Sedival

 

Lorenzo Sedival

Transportation Engineer
Caltrans (D7)
ITS California/California Transportation Foundation scholarship (2021)
 

Gabrielle Sefranek

 

Gabrielle Sefranek

Senior Transportation Planner - Regional Rail and Transit Coordinator
Caltrans
CTF Endowed Weston Memorial Scholarship (2023)
 

Patricia Soto

 

Patricia Soto

Community Relations Director
LA Metro
MTI/APTF Joint Scholarship, American Public Transportation Foundation (2022)
Myra L. Frank Memorial Scholarship, WTS LA Chapter (2022)
 

Josue Vaglienty

 

Josue Vaglienty

Senior Project Manager
Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)
US DOT UTC Outstanding Student of the Year, CUTC/MTI (2023)
 

Aaron Vogel

 

Aaron Vogel

VTA
Top 40 Under 40, Mass Transit Magazine (2017)
US DOT UTC Outstanding Student of the Year, CUTC/MTI (2017)
 

Calvin Wong

 

Calvin Wong

Maintenance Specialist
LA Metro
APTF Board Scholarship, American Public Transportation Foundation (2021)
 

 

Farhad (Fred) Yazdani

Senior Transportation Electrical Engineer
Caltrans
Allied Telesis Outstanding Security Capstone Award (2023)
 
Jasmine Zamora

Jasmine Zamora

Executive Assistant to the Director
City of Oakland, Department of Transportation
Latinos in Transit Scholarships (2022)
 

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