Name: Nieves G. Pimienta
Title: Training Coordinator
Nieves G. Pimienta joined the Voorhees Transportation Center in 2013 as a Bilingual Travel Trainer. Ms. Pimienta teaches persons with disabilities, senior citizens, and other transportation-disadvantaged individuals to travel safely and independently using public transit. Nieves evaluates individual travel goals and develops and implements Travel Instruction Plans for customers. Her professional strengths focus on program/curriculum development and implementation for older adults. Ms. Pimienta has been responsible for the deployment and implementation of NJTIP’s Senior Mobility and Resource Training program. She has maintained its delivery throughout the different phases of the program in order to conduct assigned research initiatives. She is actively engaged in committees that serve senior citizens and community affairs in Bergen and Passaic Counties.
Ms. Pimienta has a B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico and a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies from Rutgers (MALS) with a concentration in Public Policy and Sociology. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) at Rutgers University. Her previous employment experience focused on communications, working for the North Jersey Media Group as a marketing manager for The Record and The Herald News and advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi and McCann Erickson. Ms. Pimienta has also been teaching English as a second language (ESL) and civics to adult students since 2009.