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Congratulations Isabella Kim, AITPM 2020 Young Professional (NSW)

Congratulations to Isabella Kim, Traffic Engineer, on receiving the 2020 AIPTM Young Professional Award (NSW).

The Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management Ltd (AITPM) offers the opportunity for one young professional to learn more about the traffic and transport profession by actively participating in a peak industry event, and networking with a wide variety of industry specialists from other states.

Isabella is a Graduate Traffic Engineer in our Transport Advisory team and has recently graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Environmental) (Honours Class 1). Early in her studies, Isabella understood that transport is an integral part of moving people, goods and ideas. She is passionate about developing sustainable and integrated transport solutions to ensure that future systems can meet the changing needs of society.

"As engineers, we have the ability to make significant changes to the transport system on the largest of scales, to the finest detail. With this comes great responsibility but most importantly, it is a career with a future that excites me.”

Isabella’s insight into the importance of connecting people faster, safer, and sustainably - fused with her drive and expertise, places her especially well in our Transport team, as they transform the streets of Sydney and beyond.

Since joining Cardno as an Undergraduate, Isabella has been involved in a number of projects for private and public sector clients, including traffic modelling for major state infrastructure projects, technical assessments of key strategic centres, and traffic impact assessments for state-significant projects. Through these experiences, Isabella has been refining her skills in traffic engineering, modelling (SIDRA) and developing her engineering judgement. She is always searching for ways to expand her capabilities and learn different approaches to broaden her experience. Currently, Isabella is placed on secondment to local government where she is using her skills to make a positive change.

In 2019, Isabella was selected to present her thesis at the AITPM National Conference on travel behaviour variations across Sydney. As part of the study, a new metric was developed to quantify travel behaviour consistency in order to gain a better understanding of the geographic impacts on individual travel behaviour and accessibility, with possible implications to public transport service improvements. This is one of her most significant career achievements.

As a driven individual, Isabella aspires to make constructive contributions to the industry. She is looking forward to furthering her knowledge at the National AITPM Conference and representing the next generation of industry leaders.

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