Michael Bato – Data Collection Specialist

Michael is an Undergraduate Research Assistant majoring in Industrial Engineering. He is pursuing the 5-Year Accelerated Master’s Program and is expected to graduate in Spring 2015. He began working with the Center of Urban Transportation in 2012 as a recruiter for the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study. He has also worked on several other studies like the Determination of Speed Limits on USF Tampa Campus and Pedestrian Program Evaluation and Data Collection. He is currently working on the Prevention of Incorrect Turns at Highway-rail Grade and Street Lighting Measurements on Selected Corridors in FDOT district 7.

Deborah Schultz – Program Planner

I am a current graduate student in the American Cultural Studies program at the University of South Florida. I hope to bring my experience as an American culture researcher to decipher current cultural trends to understand the underpinnings of behavior during motorcycle activities. I have been riding a motorcycle for more than twenty years and bring my experience to the Comprehensive Motorcycle Safety Program attending events where I encourage motorcycle safety through promotional materials, conducting surveys, and assist members of the Florida Motorcycle Safety Coalition with task completion.