Vice President of Ecosystem Partnerships
Mia is engaged in an endless quest to find Austin, Texas’ best breakfast taco. That is, when she's not busy running or walking her xoloitzquintles (Mexican hairless dogs) on Austin’s Town Lake Trail, biking central Texas Hill Country, the Tour de France route in the Pyrenees, and the French Alps—or working her magic as Metropia's transportation data wizard, or Principal. At Metropia, Mia draws insights onto people’s traveling behaviors, decision-making, and attitudes about travel--and their propensity for change--then applies this knowledge by helping to build the Metropia Mobility Ecosystem in metro areas across the US and beyond. Mia’s experience with applying data in different communities began as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras in the 1980s, where she says she worked on health and nutrition projects but mostly helped build latrines. Mia received her MS in Environmental Science from George Washington University and her BS in Environmental Health from Old Dominion University. She transitioned out of environmental studies and into transportation data more than 15 years ago, thanks in large part to her passion for transportation data and finding creative ways to use that data.