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Katie is in her second year of the Masters in Regional Planning program at the University at Albany. Through her studies and career, she hopes to contribute to transportation policy that connects land use supporting travel by non-motorized modes and transit. She received a bachelor's degree in Geography from McGill University, and has amassed diverse work experience in planning, research, and policy analysis with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the consulting firm IBI Group, the New York Office of Children and Family Services, an MPO in Vermont, a Community Foundation, as well as freelance GIS contracts with several nonprofits. Her research will evaluate the effectiveness of efforts to encourage transit-oriented development (TOD). This work will integrate a literature review of TOD policies and programs with statistical analysis of outcomes among localities that have implemented each TOD approach, including percent changes in transit ridership, vehicle miles travelled, and population density around transit stations from 2000 to 2010.