My name is Mark and entered the changing mobility field back in 2015, when I started working for the Public Policy Center at the University of Iowa. I worked in the Transportation and Vehicle Safety Group where I co-authored and drafted a report advising the Iowa DOT on autonomous vehicle technology and policy. My work for the PPC was part of a work-study program while I was earning my MBA from Iowa’s Tippie College of Business. Prior to that, I earned an MS in biomedical engineering, also from the University of Iowa, and worked in pharmaceutical research.
I started this blog for two reasons:
- Reporting on AV, EV, OEM, policy, ride-share and bike-share developments tends to not tie changing developments together to give context. All of these things effect each other and society at large.
- I am currently searching for opportunities. I can say on a resume that I am “insightful” or that I am a “creative” thinker, writer and communicator, but those keywords show up all resumes. I wanted a forum that let’s me show what I’m actually capable of.