Many university students have called BikeTexas home for a semester or two, and this spring is no exception. BikeTexas is happy to welcome two interns to our midst this semester: Steffi Scholer and Max Williamson.
Steffi Scholer is a senior at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. She is a mechanic at Bicycle Sport Shop on Parmer and has been involved in the cycling communities in Austin, Georgetown, and her home city of Dallas for the past few years. Steffi says, “I am extremely excited to be interning at BikeTexas this semester and I look forward to learning from the staff of BikeTexas and also from the great cycling community of Austin, TX and beyond.”
Max Williamson comes to us from the University of New Orleans Transportation Institute, where his research focused on sustainable transportation. His Master of Urban and Regional Planning thesis examined bike share systems across the United States. He was awarded a Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship through the US-Department of Transportation for his innovative research, and worked on transportation projects in India and Western Australia as an assistant researcher at Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute in Fremantle, Western Australia. Max is no stranger to bicycle advocacy, having previously worked as the database administrator and policy advisor for the New Orleans group, Bike Easy. Max says, “I’m happy to be at BikeTexas focusing on the new and existing transportation challenges associated with the rapid urbanization of Texas.”