Lisa Lorena Losada-Rojas

Purdue University

Lisa Lorena Losada-Rojas

Lisa Lorena Losada-Rojas received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 2016 from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. In 2017, she earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue, where she is now a PhD candidate in civil engineering with a concentration in transportation and infrastructure systems. Throughout her Purdue studies, she has worked on five different projects as the lead researcher with the Sustainable Transportation Systems Research Group. She is an active mentor of Latinx students, a two-time judge for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program, and translator for the Gifted Education Resource Institute Summer Camp. She has served as both the professional development co-chair and vice president of the Civil Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Council, treasurer of the Colombian Student Association at Purdue, and social chair of the Purdue chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.  She is the recipient of the Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship (2021) and Eldon J. Yoder Memorial Award (2020). Her future research will explore the impact of autonomous vehicles on active travel and mobility behavior, such as increased online shopping and drone delivery. She plans to draft solutions against the steady increase of non-communicable diseases associated with sedentarism and educate the public to foster better habits. As a faculty member, she believes constant communication and evaluation throughout each course are key and lead to student success.

Research Interests

Transportation impacts on public health