TRC Staff updates (October 2013)

Zack Borst Zack Borst has joined the TRC staff as an Outreach and Communications Professional.  He was most recently with the Regional Outreach Specialist at Vermont’s Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.  He has extensive experience in media development and services and graduated from UVM with a Geography Degree and background in Geospatial Technologies and Applied Design.






Laurie Eddy Laurie Eddy is taking up a position as a Program Support Coordinator starting work with the New England Transportation Consortium and will expand to provide key support to a number of the Center’s programs.  She has a long history in similar roles at UVM, most recently with the James M. Jeffords Center for Policy Research.




Other Staff Changes

Two staff changed positions as Karen Sentoff who finished her Masters in the spring became a permanent member of our Research Team, sharing her time between the Transportation Air Quality Lab and other TRC projects, and Michelle McCutcheon-Schour, who after ably staffing the Transportation Education Development Pilot Program, became the new Clean Cities Coalition Coordinator as part of her work as a TRC Outreach Professional.

And there have been departures as well.  Ben Carlson, a former TRC graduate student Scholar, worked with the TRC to investigate effective communications strategies for transportation research centers and helped craft a strategic plan for the Center.  In the spring he was chosen as a Presidential Management Scholar and has recently started a position with the Veteran’s Administration in Washington DC as a Management Analyst, working on VA hospital energy projects and a program to engage employees in greening their facilities.  Tom McGrath, our long time Vermont Clean Cities Coordinator left this summer to return to his passion, teaching history.  Matt Conger, a research assistant and former TRC graduate student scholar moved to Nairobi, Kenya with his family as his wife took a posting there with the US State Department.  Austin Troy, a long time TRC affiliated faculty member and former Center Director has taken up his new position at the Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University of Colorado, Denver.