Ms. Gabriela Giron

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Profile: Ms. Gabriela Giron

I was born and raised in Panama City, Panama, and my favorite food is sushi.

Transportation issues are one of the biggest challenges in Panama City, my hometown. Therefore, my interest in this topic started since I was young. I grew up learning that enhancing the transportation network system is one of the main requirements for promoting national development, generating economic development and improving access to goods and services. After taking the Transportation course during my undergrad, I knew I wanted to become a transportation engineer. 

 

I’ve been given the opportunity to be part of projects with real-life applications that will help improve the understanding and implementation of future strategies and policies in the industry. We are exploring the challenges faced by the urban goods movement system in detail.

 

I’m on three teams:

  • The ‘Final 50’ of the Urban Goods Delivery System which is developing new data, knowledge and strategies to address the urban goods delivery system management in the City of Seattle. 

  • ‘Logistics Sprawl’ to analyze the reported tendency of warehouses to move away from the urban center to more suburban and exurban areas.

  • The ‘Last 800-ft of the Pickup/Delivery Operation’ is a micro-scale analysis to develop a more holistic approach to understand the pickup and drop-off operations in the urban environment.

Photo by Anna Bovbjerg Alligood: SCTL Center Research Asst., University of Washington

What is your hometown and favorite food?

I was born and raised in Panama City, Panama, and my favorite food is sushi.

What inspired you to pursue a career in supply chain, transportation and logistics?

Transportation issues are one of the biggest challenges in Panama City, my hometown. Therefore, my interest in this topic started since I was young. I grew up learning that enhancing the transportation network system is one of the main requirements for promoting national development, generating economic development and improving access to goods and services. After taking the Transportation course during my undergrad, I knew I wanted to become a transportation engineer. 

 

What has been a highlight of being a research assistant at the UW SCTL?

I’ve been given the opportunity to be part of projects with real-life applications that will help improve the understanding and implementation of future strategies and policies in the industry. We are exploring the challenges faced by the urban goods movement system in detail.

 

What research projects are you working on?

I’m on three teams:

  • The ‘Final 50’ of the Urban Goods Delivery System which is developing new data, knowledge and strategies to address the urban goods delivery system management in the City of Seattle. 

  • ‘Logistics Sprawl’ to analyze the reported tendency of warehouses to move away from the urban center to more suburban and exurban areas.

  • The ‘Last 800-ft of the Pickup/Delivery Operation’ is a micro-scale analysis to develop a more holistic approach to understand the pickup and drop-off operations in the urban environment.

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