Tabitha’s work for more equitable and sustainable urban transit is underpinned by more than a decade of research in cities around the world, on topics ranging from gender and transport to the political stakes of new urban rail systems. As a Thomas J. Watson fellow, she carried out a year-long comparative study of the experiences of women taxi drivers. She subsequently spent a year in Dubai conducting research on the political significance of the creation of the city’s Metro.
Tabitha works with David to guide organization-wide strategy and leads TransitCenter’s New York City efforts, including the Turnaround campaign, a coalition effort to fix bus service throughout the five boroughs.
She holds a BA in international relations from Wellesley College and a PhD in sociology from Yale University.