VERONICA O. DAVIS, PE
Veronica is a self-described transportation nerd. She believes all people should have access to safe, reliable, and affordable transportation. As Co-owner and Principal of Nspiregreen, she is also responsible for the management of the major urban planning functions such as transportation planning, policy development, master planning, sustainability analysis, and long-range planning. She is a registered professional engineer in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia.
In July 2012, Veronica was recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House for her professional accomplishments and community advocacy, which includes co-founding Black Women Bike.
I became a planner/ engineer because… I was influenced by my dad. He was a civil engineer and urban planner. Going to work with him meant sitting in the window watching the shipping operations at the Port Elizabeth in New Jersey or attending civil engineering conferences. Instead of dolls, my dad gave me a Lionel train set, Legos, and Tonka trucks. As much as I tried to believe I was going to Julliard to study dance, my life trajectory kept moving towards engineering and urban planning.
What would be her dream project? My dream project would be designing an urban area around prioritizing pedestrians. This would be everything from signal timing, the width of the sidewalks, benches, shade, and the width of the streets.
If I weren't a planner/ engineer… I would own a coffee shop on a beach in a country that has amazing sunsets because those are my favorite things to experience.
Coursework towards a PhD in Civil Engineering – University of Maryland, College Park
MRP Regional Planning – Cornell University
MS Engineering Management – Cornell University
BS Civil Engineering – University of Maryland, College Park
Black Women Bike, Co-Founder
Women’s Transportation Seminar
American Society of Civil Engineers, National Transportation Policy Committee
Transportation Research Board, Public Transportation Planning and Development Committee (AP025)
National Society of Black Engineers (Lifetime)
America Walks (Board Member)
Favorite Things To Do
In my spare time, I enjoy biking around DC, yoga, traveling, and learning Spanish.