Meet Our Student Group

The Oregon State University ITE Student Chapter works to advance the professional and social development of its members within the field of transportation engineering. 

Each term, our group hosts a mix of speaker meetings, technical presentations, informational recruitment sessions, and a variety of field trips, aimed to expose students to various aspects of transportation.  In addition to these professionally-oriented activities, we also strive to provide a variety of social events, such as potlucks, BBQ’s, sports outings, and movie nights!  We also complete at least one technical data collection project each year to help our members gain field experience while working on real-life transportation projects.

We encourage all students (no matter your class standing or level of experience with transportation) to join and learn more about the exciting field of transportation!

Chapter Officers and Supporting Faculty

President

Kayla Fleskes

President

Kayla is a Master of Science student in Civil Engineering, with a focus in Transportation Engineering. She works in the OSU Driving and Bicycling Simulator Laboratory, where she conducts research in the areas of human factors and transportation safety. She is from Hillsboro, Oregon and also completed her undergraduate degree at Oregon State. During undergrad, Kayla was a captain of the Oregon State Track and Field team, where she threw discus and javelin. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and white water rafting.

Vice President

Jason Anderson

Vice President

Jason has been at Oregon State for some time, both a BS and MS degree, and is currently working on his PhD. Jason is part of the TransSaL (Transportation Safety and Logistics) research group, where analytic methods are used to conduct safety analyses and network modeling problems in the context of network resiliency. When not concentrating on research or coursework, Jason loves his Sacramento Kings, San Francisco Giants, and NASCAR.

Secretary

Ellen Simpson

Secretary

Ellie is a Master of Science student in Civil Engineering with a focus on Transportation Engineering. She received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from Washington State University in 2016. She grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and in her free time enjoys spending time with friends and getting outside to go hiking or camping.​

Treasurer

Joseph Claveria

Treasurer

Joe is a first year Master’s of Science student in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Transportation engineering. He is from the pacific island of Guam and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Portland in 2015. During his free time, Joe enjoys having a great time with friends and fellow graduate students.

Activities Coordinator

Amber Meeks

Activities Coordinator

Amber is a junior undergraduate student at Oregon State University. She is majoring in Civil Engineering and interested in transportation engineering with a focus on user behavior and traffic analysis. Amber used to work in the OSU Driving and Bicycling Simulator Laboratory. There, she led a project on improving simulator calibration drives for user comprehension. 

Social Media Coordinator

Hisham Jashami

Social Media Coordinator

Hisham is a third year Ph.D. candidate and a graduate research assistant in transportation engineering at Oregon State. He got his master of Science from Turkey in the same area. He is from Iraq, where he completed his undergraduate in Civil Engineering. Hisham’s favorite hobbies are soccer and swimming. 

Undergraduate Outreach

Travis Larson

Undergraduate Outreach

Travis is a senior undergraduate student at Oregon State University majoring in Civil Engineering.  He is a Corvallis native and currently works in the OSU Driving and Bicycling Simulator Laboratory but will be gone for his CECOP internship for the summer/fall terms.  In his free time, Travis loves to hike, mountain bike, and play Spikeball.

Undergraduate Outreach

Gabrielle DiLullo

Undergraduate Outreach

Gabi DiLullo is a third-year undergraduate student at Oregon State University. She is majoring in Civil Engineering and minoring in writing. She is originally from Portland and currently works at the Oregon State Wave Lab. In her free time, she likes to read, run and spend time with her family.

Faculty Advisor

Dr. David Hurwitz

Faculty Advisor

Dr. David Hurwitz is an associate professor of transportation engineering and director of the driving and bicycling laboratory in the school of civil and construction engineering at Oregon State University (OSU).  He is also the associate director at OSU for the Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans). He conducts research in the areas of traffic engineering, transportation safety, and human factors.  He serves as  the Vice Chair of ITE’s Education Council, and has been the advisor of the OSU ITE Student Chapter since 2012.

Dr. Kate Hunter-Zaworski

Dr. Kate Hunter-Zaworski

Dr. Hunter-Zaworski is a faculty member in transportation engineering whose focus on conducting human centered research related to all modes of accessible public transportation systems. She has supported our chapter for many years, and always makes time to participate and give advice wherever possible.

Dr. Salvador Hernandez

Dr. Salvador Hernandez

Dr. Hernandez is recognized nationally and internationally in the area of transportation safety and transportation network modeling. His current areas of research interest are: Transportation safety modeling of all modes encompassing crash countermeasures, crash and safety analysis, and statistical modeling.  He is our newest professor in transportation and is very supportive of ITE and our student chapter.

Dr. Haizhong Wang

Dr. Haizhong Wang

Dr. Wang conducts research in the areas of transportation system modeling and simulation for better safety, operation, and planning applications; travel behavior analysis, emergency evacuation and disaster response, lifeline network resiliency and recovery, and several other areas.  He is a great supporter of our ITE chapter and is always willing to give good advice.

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