Senior Research Specialist, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
Stephanie DiPetrillo brings a distinctive set of experiences to the center, including a background in historic preservation, architecture, urban design, and planning. Her research interests include the connections between transportation and land use and ways to promote the use of public and community transportation through improvements in the built environment and through transit-oriented development. Increasingly her work has examined the ways to improve access to transit by all users, including people with disabilities. She has taught at Hofstra University, Rutgers University, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Ms. DiPetrillo holds a BA in Economics and a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as well as a Master’s in Architecture from NJIT.
Research Project Coordinator, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
Mr. Benman contributes to research on a variety of transportation topics, including enhancement of mobility and access for disadvantaged populations. He also provides technical assistance to stakeholders working to advance recommendations of the Together North Jersey regional plan, which calls for transit-oriented and infill development among other smart growth strategies. Before joining VTC in 2016, Mr. Benman worked in the supportive housing development field. He holds a BA in Political Science from Indiana University, Bloomington and a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University.
Graduate Research Assistant, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
Mr. Kwan’s primary responsibilities include researching transit-oriented development projects, and developing content about successful and emerging TOD strategies for the NJTOD newsletter and website. His focus is TOD projects in New Jersey and best practices about parking and the intersection of transportation and technology. Previous to VTC, he served a variety of roles working on editorial and digital media related projects. Most recently, he was an Editorial Assistant at Chief in Washington D.C., where he worked on public education and engagement on consumer finance issues for a federal agency. He produced web content on topics such as auto loan financing and saving for retirement. Mr. Kwan holds a BA in Politics at the University of California in Santa Cruz. He is currently a graduate student pursuing a Master in City and Regional Planning with a concentration in transportation and urban informatics at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.