Mary Rose is a student in the Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Transportation at MIT. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Boston College and a Master of Science degree in Civil Systems Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. After graduating from Berkeley she worked for the Boston-based microtransit startup Bridj. This experience sparked her interest in how individuals evaluate new or innovative transportation options. In conjunction with both the Urban Mobility Lab and the Transit Lab at MIT, Mary Rose works on the partnership with the Chicago Transport Authority. In her spare time, she enjoys running, doing crossword puzzles, and participating in the feminist bookclub she started with a group of friends.