Maria Sipin, People for Mobility Justice, Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR, USA
Maria Sipin is a transportation planner for a public agency in Portland and leader in the nonprofit realm as a board member with People for Mobility Justice (PMJ). Through PMJ, formerly known as Multicultural Communities for Mobility, Maria has dedicated her time to developing spaces and opportunities for the personal and professional growth of young leaders of color in Los Angeles as they engage in advocacy work to advance transportation equity, affordable housing access, and the influence of people of color on local governance. Maria and her team at PMJ are modeling anti-oppressive practices in active transportation collaborations and boosting the urgency of generating policies, research, and leadership that are responsive to the needs of low-income communities of color, particularly for transportation and housing.
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