NREL is a national lab under the United States Department of Energy (DOE). Primarily working on the Systems and Modeling for Accelerated Research in Transportation (SMART) Mobility under the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Vehicle Technologies Office. Leading role as principal investigator with research teams in topics related to ride-hailing including data collection, methods, and analysis
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
March 2017 – Present
The Mobility Choice Blueprint is a collaborative strategy between the public, private and non-profit organizations in the Denver metro area helping to define the region's mobility future through a more connected, mobile, adaptable and user-driven network. Primary role is to advise and guide the Denver Metro Chamber and the three major public transportation organizations participating in the Mobility Choice Blueprint initiative
January 2018 – Present
Designed an ethnographic and survey-based experiment by conducting research while driving for Uber and Lyft
Uber & Lyft
Driver + Researcher
August 2014 - December 2017
Secured over $250,000 in research funding from national grants
Co-authored several publications and deliver quality presentations at conferences, workshops, and seminars/webinars – both in English & Spanish – for universities, transportation organizations and public forums (e.g., United Nations)
Taught transportation courses to multiple students per semester
Mentored graduate students and young researchers
University of Colorado
Research Assistant & Adjunct Professor
January 2012 – May 2017
Prior to my graduate studies, I held positions as a civil engineer (project intern, field engineer, bridge engineer, structural engineer) with a couple of construction companies.
Besides my interest in transportation, I have a passion for the "beautiful game" (a.k.a., fúbol or soccer). I have volunteer as a youth coach since 2007.
I also have held positions such as a lab guy in a photography company at a ski resort in Colorado.