Maggie Harger

Traffic21 Women in Transportation Fellow, 2021 – 2023

Maggie joined the Master’s of Public Policy & Management program at Carnegie Mellon University after having worked in Seattle for two years as a mobility coordinator for North King County. This position allowed her to better understand the unique transportation needs of people with disabilities and individuals with incomes below the poverty line. As a Fellow with the Traffic21 Research Institute at Carnegie Mellon, Maggie was given the resources to continue to pursue her interests in the transportation field through interactions with researchers, transportation professionals, and other students at CMU. 

Photo of Maggie HargerAfter the first year of her graduate program, where she was offered opportunities to take courses in transportation systems analysis, smart cities and civic engagement, Maggie accepted an internship with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center as a Policy Analyst intern. This internship exposed her to transportation policy at a federal level through the review of applications for nation-wide discretionary grant program funds, research of intelligent transportation systems technologies, and analysis of local complete streets programs, amongst other topics. Maggie is pleased to have received a return offer and will continue her work as a Policy Analyst with USDOT full time upon graduation.