Zoe is a junior majoring in political science and computer science. She presented her research project, Decentralization of Power in Transportation Policy, at the Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Research Conference.
This poster started as her final paper for POLI 442: Intergovernmental Relations with Dr. Eric Stokan. When researching a topic, Zoe found herself intrigued by how the organization of government entities contributes to the quality of policy they are able to design and implement. By examining the public transportation systems of forty of the most populous cities in the United States, she found that an informal pattern of decentralization that allows stakeholders to retain power could be the most successful as it can encourage greater cooperation between governments.