Dr. Hannah Younes is a Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University. Her research interests revolve around sustainable transportation and promoting equity. In her role at Rutgers University, Dr. Younes is focusing on accident detection from micromobility, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on everyday behavior, and on reducing vulnerability to crashes in New Jersey. Prior to her work as a post-doc, she was a research assistant for the Maryland Transportation Institute (MTI) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UMD, focusing on transport geography issues. Some of her projects involved analyzing the role of the built environment in bike share ridership, the role of transit disruptions on a bike sharing system, and how vulnerable populations respond to evacuation orders during a hurricane. Her dissertation explored the potential of micromobility.
Dr. Younes received her PhD in 2021 and her B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy in 2015 from the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park. She was a recipient of the Ann Wylie Dissertation Fellowship in 2021 and named as a U.S. DOT University Transportation Center Outstanding Student of the Year for 2020.