Women in Transportation 2020:

Connections Through Transportation

Join us for this exciting day of networking and professional development! If you have questions, email wts@vtti.vt.edu.


Friday, March 27, 2020


National Transportation Safety Board
Boardroom and Conference Center
L'Enfant Plaza
420 10th Street SW
Washington, DC 20594

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Draft Agenda

(Printable Agenda)

7:30 AM

Ongoing Registration (until 10:00 AM)
Arrive: National Transportation Safety Board Boardroom and Conference Center

8:00 AM

Networking and Career Development (refreshments provided)
Attendees are invited to arrive early to take part in this exciting networking opportunity. Meet other attendees, network with industry leaders, and learn about exciting career opportunities in the field of transportation.

Topic Leads: Coming Soon

9:45 AM


10:00 AM

Kickoff Remarks
Myra Blanco, VTTI, WTS at Virginia Tech Representatives

10:10 AM

Welcoming Remarks
Sharon Bryson, Managing Director, NTSB

10:40 AM

Career Conversations within the NTSB

Moderator: Leah Walton, Transportation Safety Specialist, NTSB

Federal Leaders: Presidential Appointments versus Career Service

Taking Charge of Your Career: Senior versus Junior Level Career Perspectives

  • Barbara Czech, Deputy Director Research and Engineering
  • Sathya Silva, Aviation Human Performance Investigator

Job Function Exploration: Collaboration and Coalition Building

12:40 PM

General Attendees: Networking lunch on your own
Transportation YOU Students: Connecting to Transportation; Co-hosted by Transportation YOU and WTS at Virginia Tech

1:45 PM

Motivational Speaker
Monique R. Evans, P.E., SES, Division Director, Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division

2:30 PM

Break (refreshments provided)

2:50 PM

NTSB Overview and the Investigation Process

4:05 PM

Speaker Introduction
Charlie Klauer, Ph.D., Group Leader, Center for Vulnerable Road User Safety: Teen Risk and Injury

Afternoon Keynote Address
Ann Brach, Director of Technical Activities, Transportation Research Board

4:45 PM

Closing Remarks and Adjourn