Eno Selects 2018 Thomas J. O’Bryant Fellow

The Eno Center for Transportation has selected So Jung Kim for the Eno Summer 2018 Thomas J. O’Bryan Transportation Policy and Finance Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to provide a professional development opportunity for aspiring transportation specialists.

So Jung recently graduated from the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy with a self-designed concentration in domestic transportation policy and a minor in political science. For one of her classes, So Jung evaluated the QLine, Detroit’s public-private partnership streetcar line into the central business district, to assess its effectiveness for morning commutes. She also served as a research assistant on the U-M President’s Poverty Solutions initiative, where she helped plan the center’s March 2018 public symposium on the regional transportation network in Southeast Michigan. She also has internship experience with the Office of Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General.

So Jung will start with the Eno Center on May 14, 2018.

Who was Thomas O’Bryant?

Thomas J. O’Bryant was a passionate person – always striving to raise the status quo – constantly looking for and expecting the best from everyone.  Along with a successful career in the financial industry, transportation policy was a large part of his life and legacy. The O’Bryant family, former colleagues, Board leadership, and Eno staff are grateful that the Thomas J. O’Bryant Fellowship was presented to Tom upon his retirement from the Eno board, but before he died in 2012.

Tom was a driving force behind Eno’s Future Leaders Development Conference. He genuinely cared about Eno’s future and devoted a significant amount of his time to serving the organization’s transportation leadership and policy research efforts.  He was a member of Eno’s Board of Directors for 12 years, spending nine of those years as treasurer. He also served on the Eno Board of Advisors and Regents.


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