Transportation Planner II
Marah joined MAPC in February 2020. As a member of the transportation department, she focuses on assisting communities with bicycle share and scooter policy. She also works on using MAPC’s recent Perfect Fit research to encourage communities to update their parking requirements.
Before coming to MAPC, Marah worked at the MBTA, where she worked on a bus shelter procurement project and helped to develop evaluation metrics for the statewide bike and pedestrian plan through research and GIS. Prior to the MBTA, Marah worked at Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC) for five years as the project coordinator for Mass in Motion. Through this project, Marah worked with residents, local organizations, and municipal staff to advocate for land use and transportation projects in Roxbury. Marah also led and facilitated various resident leadership coalitions, as well as programming initiatives, including bike giveaways and repairs, community gardens, and street festivals. Marah previously served two terms as an AmeriCorps VISTA with a community farm on the south coast and with the Oregon Health Authority.
Marah graduated from the University of Rhode Island with Bachelor’s degrees in biological sciences and interdisciplinary health studies. She is currently completing her Master’s degree at Tufts University in Urban & Environmental Planning and Policy. Marah’s thesis focuses on the level of comfort for cyclists in shared bus/bike lanes in the metro-Boston region. She is a member of APHA, APA, and sits on multiple bike-related advisory committees.
Areas of expertise: Public health, community engagement, GIS, bike planning and policy, community development, and active transportation