Chloe Strasser, MCRP ’17 was selected as an Operations Fellow at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. She is currently in the project management department for the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels assisting with developing the construction schedule and lane/tube closure for the repair work at the Holland Tunnel post Hurricane Sandy. This project will take over four years to complete at a cost of over $300 million dollars. Additionally, she is the project manager for two of her own projects; studying green infrastructure options at the parking lots of the administration buildings for the tunnels and working to install heat tracing along a pipe throughout the Holland Tunnel to prevent it freezing in winter.So far, Chloe is very proud of having the bid opening for the heat tracing project. After leading the review of proposals and qualifications, she will be able to award the bid this fall.
As Bloustein students prepare to enter the workforce, Chloe’s advice to students is that they remember to think outside of the box, network as much as possible, go with their gut and to be open to any potential opportunities, as you never know what you might find! She is grateful to Bloustein for providing her with the opportunity to meet many people in the field of transportation and infrastructure planning and for allowing her to gain the technical skills to develop maps and communicate with other fields like traffic engineers.