Katherine Idziorek is Eno’s 2020 Thomas J. O’Bryant Fellow. She is a Ph.D. Candidate in the University of Washington’s Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Urban Design and Planning and a member of the THINK Lab in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her research is focused on understanding the ways in which social networks, social infrastructure, and trust contribute to disaster preparedness attitudes and actions at the community scale. Katherine also serves on the Seattle Planning Commission, where she works to support integrated multimodal transportation planning as well as planning for resilient social and physical infrastructures. Before returning to the University of Washington to pursue a Ph.D., Katherine worked as a professional urban planning and design consultant, contributing to place-based transit planning and community visioning projects across the Seattle and Vancouver, BC metro areas.

Eno Transportation Weekly Articles

Guest Op-Ed: Agency-TNC Partnership Provides One Model for Improving Universal Access to Transit

December 4, 2020 - Transit agencies have increasingly been partnering with technology firms to create services that better serve the many people affected by mobility impairment. In some instances, private firms deliver first-mile service to...

Guest Op-Ed: BART’s MOD On-Ramp Project: On-Demand Ride Hailing for Wheelchair Users

November 13, 2020 - As transit agencies continue to seek improvement in MOD options for individuals with disabilities, innovative pilot partnerships can provide valuable lessons learned to guide future public-private collaborations.