Jillian Kinder is an associate in the transportation engineering and planning practice at Wells + Associates. Based in our Tysons office, she has experience working on mixed use, retail, residential, and other developments throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland.
Jillian’s work includes multimodal assessments, traffic impact studies, traffic forecasting, parking studies, trip generation analyses, crosswalk warrants, and data collection projects that include turning movements and bicycle and pedestrian counts. Her toolset includes Synchro, AutoCAD, Vistro, and TEAPAC.
Q + A
- How did you get interested in transportation?
- I grew up traveling with my parents and was always put in charge of the printed-out Mapquest directions. My Dad and I would travel to cities and we would plot out our directions beforehand – usually opting for public transit rather than our own cars. Once I discovered transportation engineering as a possible career path, I jumped right in.
- What is your favorite vacation spot?
- The beach, anywhere I can put my toes in the sand.
- Starbucks order?
- Venti cold brew with two shots and a splash of milk. Enough caffeine to tranquilize a small bear.
- Favorite film?
- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, though the Kingsmen movies have come dangerously close to replacing it.
- Make and model of your first car?
- A red Chevrolet Cruze (named Tom).
- Favorite sports teams?
- Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Reds, West Virginia Mountaineers.
- Bachelor of Science, Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, West Virginia University
- Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars