Erin Cooper is a Research Analyst with EMBARQ's Research and Practice, where she works on projecting the impacts of EMBARQ’s various transportation and development projects.
Prior to this, Erin worked as a researcher at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo on transportation and land use studies. This included a user preference study for the provision of cycling and pedestrian infrastructure, understanding the mobility needs of seniors, developing a methodology for using new resources and software to promote efficient bus stop spacing and route design, as well as participating in and supporting student work on Community Plan updates for two local cities.
At Cal Poly, Erin received a dual master's degree in city and regional planning and engineering, with a specialization in transportation planning. She was able to work with cities, transit agencies and nonprofits on planning and sustainability projects. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in human geography from the University of Surrey, UK.