Sirinya Tritipeskul Matute

Transportation Maven | sirinya.matute at | @sirinyamatute



  • PC/Mac user
  • Proficient in ArcView GIS and SPSS
  • Proficient use of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Subject matter knowledge of transportation planning and policy, travel behavior, parking economics, historic overview of land use planning in Los Angeles, with a focus on the San Fernando Valley & the Westside, and transportation demand management practices and strategies.

Relevant Transportation Planning Experience

TRANSIT MARKETING COORDINATOR, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus,  September 2013-present

Producing construction notices and handling community relations for a citywide bus shelter project; transportation demand management (TDM); customer-facing information systems; general marketing and escalated customer service.

VICE-CHAIR, Southern California Streets Initiative, February 2012-present

  • Fulfill fiduciary oversight responsibilities for the non-profit publisher of Streetsblog LA, a news source for coverage on sustainable transportation and livable cities issues.
  • Advise on financial development (fundraising) strategy and editorial content. Assist with donor cultivation and stewardship.

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING ANALYST (10/09-6/11) and TRANSPORTATION PLANNING INTERN (8/08-9/09), UCLA Transportation, Los Angeles, CA.

WEB WRITER, The Source, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, November 2010-March 2011

  • Research and report on transportation planning, policy, and operations topics.
  • Create GIS maps drawing on Census Bureau data to complete spatial analysis and to explain transportation planning and policy issues in Los Angeles.

Additional Work History

  • ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, SOCIAL MEDIA, UCLA Fund, Los Angeles, CA, 6/2011-8/2013
  • RESEARCH INTERN, CB Richard Ellis Investors, Research Division, Los Angeles, CA January 2008-March 2008
  • Bruins for Traffic Relief, Los Angeles, CA, July 2008-July 2010.
  • INTERN, Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency, North Hollywood, CA, 5/08-6/08.
  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION INTERN, Montgomery County (MD) Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Rockville, MD, 7/06-9/06.
  • RESEARCH ANALYST, International City/County Management Association Center for Performance Measurement, Washington, DC, October 2006-May 2007
  • RESEARCH ASSISTANT, American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC, 6/04-7/06.
  • RESIDENTIAL and TEACHING ASSISTANT, Johns Hopkins University-Center for Talented Youth, Summer 2001-Summer 2007

Service to the Community

  • Board Member, Southern California Streets Initiative, the nonprofit arm of Los Angeles Streetsblog, February 2012-present
  • Staff Liaison, UCLA Sustainability Committee (academic subcommitee), 2009-2013
  • Smith College Club of Los Angeles (admissions interviewer, communications co-chair), September 2010-March 2012
  • Mentor, Hope and a Home, Washington, DC., 2005-2007.