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Current Goals

I recently finished my PhD and am now working at Toole Design as a project planner.

I plan to continue my research in some capacity.

Send me an email if you want to chat.

PhD Research

My work is centered around vehicle dependency and its relation to transportation equity, place, and sustainable cities.

Molloy, Q., Garrick, N., & Atkinson-Palombo, C. (2023). A New Approach to Understanding the Impact of Automobile Ownership on Transportation Equity. Transportation Research Record.

Molloy, Q., Garrick, N., & Atkinson-Palombo, C. (Accepted TRR 2024). Black households are more burdened by vehicle ownership than White households.

Halvorson, P. L., Cromley, E. K., Atkinson-Palombo, C, & Molloy Q. . (2020). The City in the Western Tradition (3rd ed.). Kendall/Hunt.

I have worked as both a teaching assistant and primary course instructor continuously for the last three years, usually in classes related to urban geography, sustainable development, or climate change. The 2023 Summer Sustainable Cities trip to Zurich stands out as a highlight.

I usually have a handful of speaking engagements annually on top of courses, invited guest lectures, and workshops.

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Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award 2023 & a session at the 2023 APA National Planning Conference.

Teaching & Speaking
Data & Policy

I have extensive experience in data analysis and using data to assist in policy development and story telling.

I am a highly skilled GIS/spatial data analyst, and have more recently worked with large socio-demographic datasets.

Technical skills:

Very skilled: GIS, ArcGIS, QGIS, Microsoft suite

Skilled: Python, R, SQL, Adobe suite

Everyone loves a fun graphic.


Here are some of my favorite and/or recent projects.

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Bonus pic of a squirrel in a mech suit at the end. 

Visualization & Maps
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