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Jiajia Jiayu Zhou

Jiajia_photoMs. Zhou is a research assistant at the New Jersey Bicycle & Pedestrian Resource Center (BPRC). While pursuing her master’s degree at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, she is concentrating in Urban Informatics, with a strong background in design and economics.

She completed her undergraduate at Boston University where she double-majored in Architectural Studies and Economics. She has both international and domestic internship experience in private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors. Before joining BPRC, she interned at Topology in Newark as a GIS Analyst and Design intern where she worked on transit visioning and redevelopment plans for a number of municipalities in New Jersey. She is currently also assisting Professor Mi Shih in conducting quantitative analysis for a zonal expropriation project in Taiwan. Her mission is to create walk- and bike-friendly environments through the intersection of data and design. Besides that, she is interested in any social problems that can be solved by the practice of urban planning.