Kaydee Kirk is a program coordinator at the Center for Transportation Studies. She oversees and provides leadership for the development and delivery of outreach programs and initiatives for a wide range of programs and projects. This includes managing and administering major conferences and events, coordinating and supporting stakeholder committees on specific transportation topics, and collaborating to maintain websites and deliver electronic newsletters and other communications/information products.
Kirk’s professional experience has been in urban planning, community and economic development, housing, public engagement, and transportation. Prior to joining the Center in 2010, Kirk was research manager for a sustainable regional development project at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). Previously she has worked for the City of Brooklyn Park, the City of Minneapolis, Lakefront Supportive Housing in Chicago, and the National Council of La Raza in Washington, DC.
She holds a master's degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, an Urban Developers Program graduate certificate in community development and housing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a B.A. in metro-urban studies from Augsburg College.