Originally from the Catskills region of New York, Luis has lived in six states across the country and has been a resident of the Boston area for 10 years. Luis graduated from Penn State in 2001 and landed in Boston working as a transportation planner for Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., where he worked on a variety of transit and road-related land development projects. After attending UC Berkeley and attaining a Masters of City Planning and Civil Engineering, Luis returned to Boston and continued working at VHB before transitioning to his current role as a planner for the US Department of Transportation. At the Volpe Center, Luis has been a project manager for a variety of projects, including transit planning and research on advanced intelligent transportation systems.
At MIT, Luis is excited to finally learn how to implement his inner-planner dream of building environmentally-responsible, urban mixed-use projects that are fully integrated into the existing urban fabric, while providing financial as well as societal benefits.
In his free time, Luis enjoys travel, skiing, biking, volleyball, technology and politics.