Recipient of Prestigious John A. Volpe Transportation Internship
Gabriel Lopez-Bernal is the recipient of the 2009-2010 John A. Volpe Transportation Internship. Mr. Lopez-Bernal is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning with a concentration in Regional Planning, Transportation, and Land Use Issues from Tufts University, Medford, MA. Mr. Lopez-Bernal also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
Mr. Lopez-Bernal has worked in the Multimodal Systems Research and Analysis Center of Innovation at the Volpe Center as a Student Trainee in Community Planning since February. At the Center, he has contributed to a wide range of projects, including the SafeTrip- 21 program; projects in support of the National Park Service; and the Federal Highway Administration's Surface Transportation Environment and Planning (STEP) Cooperative Research Program.
The John A. Volpe Transportation Internship is named in honor of the second U.S. Secretary of Transportation. The internship features major tuition assistance and paid work opportunities at the Volpe Center for selected outstanding graduate students in the engineering, scientific, and social science disciplines who have expressed an interest in working in the field of transportation.