Boston Program Sr. Associate
Ari supports the technical components of ITDP’s work in greater Boston, especially related to developing the BRT Roadmap. He has previously worked in transportation demand management in the Boston area, car sharing in Minnesota and backcountry lodging and education in New Hampshire. He is a recent graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Masters of Science in Transportation and Master in City Planning, where he completed research in the TransitLab with the Chicago Transit Authority. Ari serves on the board of TransitMatters, a regional transit advocacy group in Boston, has twice been honored as “Advocate of the Year” by LivableStreets, and spent several years as a member of the Cambridge Bicycle Committee. He has a bachelor’s degree in Geography and Urban Studies from Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
In his spare time he is a middling distance athlete in events both popular and esoteric. He has completed marathons in Boston, New York, and Chicago, ultra marathon distances (although he hasn’t run a 100 mile race … yet) and participated as a member of the United States ski orienteering team in the 2015 World Championships in Norway. He has skied the American Birkebeiner, the largest cross country ski race in the Western Hemisphere, 13 times (and counting), and hosts the most popular (and only) “Birkie”-related podcast where he has interviewed race winners, Olympic gold medalists, and random people cheering on the street.