Welcome, Susan Shin!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Welcome, Susan Shin!

Welcome to our new AmeriCorps member, Susan Shin. Susan is not new to AmeriCorps or to the City-County Building. She served with City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods in 2015-2016. Susan has a degree in Global Studies from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. She has also conducted bicycle safety education and assisted with a bike-to-school program in Seattle. Here in Knoxville, she has worked with the Safe Routes to School program and volunteered with bike rodeos and other bike events.

Susan looks forward to working at MPC, assisting with community outreach related to transportation and planning issues. This includes presenting on sharing the road safely with bicyclists and pedestrians to all high school drivers education classes in the region. Since drivers ed isn’t offered in every school, she is seeking other ways to get into high schools. She will also manage the bicycle and pedestrian count and Bicycling Ambassadors programs.

"I'm really excited to be an AmeriCorps member working at MPC. I think I will be able to learn a lot about what it means to be a planner and hopefully, contribute in a meaningful way to the organization. Also, everyone who works at MPC has been so nice. I'm happy I get to work with such a great group of people!"