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Student Focus

Sammie Ibrahim
Photograph by Sally McCay

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Student Focus

Sophomore Sammie Ibrahim is using her 2013 Simon Family Community-Based Research Fellowship to study an issue she takes to heart: sustainable transportation. She’s analyzing data from a survey of five hundred Burlington residents she conducted over the summer to better understand local attitudes
about the subject, while also advocating for walking, biking, riding the bus, and CarShare Vermont.

Ibrahim’s experience working with Local Motion led to an undergraduate research assistantship this year with her faculty mentor, assistant professor of geography Pablo Bose. Ibrahim is working with UVM’s Transportation Research Center and Bose to create a web portal making available data from one of his research efforts—transportation accessibility among Vermont’s refugee community. The hope is that by sharing research with other scholars and the community they can
promote positive policy outcomes for the state’s new Americans.

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