At the recent Annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) Meeting in Washington DC, Ms. Brittany S. Wood was honored as an Outstanding Student of the Year at a University Transportation Center (UTC) in the nation.
Brittany comes from the Center for Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population (ASAP). She is a PhD candidate at FSU in the Department of Geography. She received her master's degree in Geography from FSU. Since joining the Geography department's PhD program, she has focused extensively on accessibility in the context of transportation systems, specifically areas related to disadvantaged and aging populations, geographic information systems (GIS), and time geography. She has worked as a research assistant on two UTC grant funded projects that have focused on aging populations. Her contributions to these research projects have been presented at the Annual TRB Conferences. In 2015 she was awarded an Eisenhower fellowship for her dissertation, "Measuring Spatial and Travel Disparities in Aging Populations: The Unintended Consequences of Aging in Place".
In addition to her research interests, Brittany has also been an active member of her department's student association Geographic and Environmental Studies Student Association (GESSA), where she served as the secretary and Webmaster for one year. She also taught an undergraduate course, Spatial Data Analysis, which focuses on statistical analysis in a geographic context. Brittany's outstanding academic achievement, the meaningful results of her research, and her involvement in numerous activities contributed to the basis for her selection as UTC's outstanding student of the year.