Two CUTR students were recently named the Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions, and Dollars (CTEDD) Scholarship recipients. Daniel Arredondo and Tobias Coon are students in the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF), and they are both passionate about transportation and how it affects communities.
As Daniel begins his last year as an undergraduate student, he is incredibly thankful for the scholarship as it will let him pursue his career goals after graduation from USF. “Moving from one place to another safely and efficiently is a challenge that interests me,” said Daniel. “Transportation engineering allows our communities to grow smarter and progress toward better functionality.”
Growing up, Tobias lived in a very low-income community that faced extreme transportation challenges. “I believe one of the key factors in the unequal distribution of wealth and class in our nation is tied to how we handle transportation, and I’m looking to contribute to fixing our system and making it better for everyone, regardless of who they are.” Tobias is also an avid cyclist who is beyond grateful to be named as a scholarship recipient.
USF earned two out of the nine awarded scholarships, and CUTR is extremely proud of both students’ hard work and dedication to transportation – on and off campus!
Please help us congratulate these two very deserving students.
Read more about CTEDD: https://ctedd.uta.edu/about/