Michelle Abunaja

Masters student, Urban Plan [transportation focus]



MENA region WOC, first generation American, first generation college student

Research interests

Michelle’s McNair Scholar research on pollution sequestration by urban street trees has been accepted to ACSP (2017) and NCUR (2018). She currently researches emission reductions related to Port of Seattle’s shore power infrastructure and cruise industry as a member of the Port’s maritime environmental team. Outside of energy infrastructure and air quality research, Michelle focuses on multimodal and equitable transportation planning, as an ADA Transition Planner.


BA Urban and Regional Planning from Eastern Washington University

Areas of mentorship for Students

Help with college applications 
Applying for and navigating funding opportunities
Transportation planning/engineering environment
McNair Scholars
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