Amoaning-Yankson invited to leadership conference as an Eno Fellow

Thursday, March 16, 2017
The Eno Center for Transportation has selected Stephanie Amoaning-Yankson for its 2017 class of fellows. The fifth-year Ph.D. student will attend the center's Future Leaders Development Conference this summer to hear from federal officials, transportation policymakers, and business leaders. (Photo Courtesy: Stephanie Amoaning-Yankson)
The Eno Center for Transportation has selected Stephanie Amoaning-Yankson for its 2017 class of fellows. The fifth-year Ph.D. student will attend the center's Future Leaders Development Conference this summer to hear from federal officials, transportation policymakers, and business leaders. (Photo Courtesy: Stephanie Amoaning-Yankson)

Stephanie Amoaning-Yankson will continue a growing tradition for School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students when she attends the Eno Future Leaders Development Conference this summer.

The Eno Center for Transportation invites 20 graduate students studying transportation and related fields to the conference each year. Amoaning-Yankson will be the seventh student from the School in the last six years to be among that group.

“The Eno program has many distinguished alumni who are current leaders in the transportation industry, and I’m honored to have been accepted as an Eno Fellow,” said Amoaning-Yankson, who’s in her fifth year of doctoral studies with Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy.

“Over the years, I’ve heard many great things about the Eno LDC experience from past participants. The conference provides a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of the transportation policymaking process.”

Amoaning-Yankson also received the Lillian Borrone Alumni Award along with her fellowship, an honor reserved for the highest-rated applicant in each fellowship class.

Eno Fellows spend a week in Washington D.C. meeting with congressional staffers, federal officials, business leaders, and advocates. Amoaning-Yankson said she’s also looking forward to connecting with other graduate students.

“I hope to come out of the experience with a deeper understanding of policymaking. I hope to see first-hand how real issues influence the outcome of policies,” she said. “I also hope to form meaningful connections with the other fellows that will be maintained throughout my professional career.”

The last few months have been busy for Amoaning-Yankson: This fall, she won scholarships from the Society of Women Engineers and WTS Atlanta.