Vanessa Wheeler joined the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) team at the Center for Urban Transportation (CUTR) in spring 2017. She assists the TDM team with numerous projects, including public safety education, communications, data gathering, and events. Prior to joining CUTR, Vanessa organized numerous workplace active transportation initiatives to assist fellow colleagues with transitioning to bicycle commuting, has served as a bike commuter coach, and helped co-found a nonprofit bike/ped advocacy organization in St. Petersburg, Florida. Vanessa’s career has primarily focused on teaching and communications. She received her education in fine art and design in Portland, Oregon.