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Jenny O’Connell is a second-year urban planning student at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She is in the environment, infrastructure, and transportation concentration, and is working as a researcher at the Rudin Center for Transportation. At the Rudin Center, Jenny is investigating the impact of roadway treatments (e.g., bicycle lanes, crosswalks, curb extensions, etc.) and police enforcement on pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and fatalities. Jenny is also an intern with the NYC Department of Transportation in the Research, Implementation, and Safety group. There, she works on Street Improvement Projects that aim to reduce pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities and injuries. Before enrolling in the MUP program at NYU, Jenny was the Program Coordinator for Environment at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in Washington, DC. After completing her Master’s degree, Jenny hopes to continue working the transportation field, with a particular focus on safe, accessible, and equitable active transportation networks.

Jenny O'Connell