Hello! I am Ian Peters, a Data Analyst for the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, a branch of the state’s Department of Safety and Homeland Security. My role is to assist the state in determining which behaviors cause car crashes and where they are occurring. Ultimately, my work is used to reduce the crash rate statewide in Delaware and also support the Office of Highway Safety in securing grant funding to implement its programs.
This career really grew out of my short membership in BikeNewark, the City of Newark, Delaware’s Bicycle Committee. I was the first chair of the Evaluation Committee, which is concerned with gathering and interpreting data to support the organization’s projects. I was also a member of the Engineering Committee, which works with engineers and planners to improve bicycle infrastructure in the city. I’ve had a passion for improving transportation for years, and I’m glad that I not only had the opportunity to seriously participate in discussions at the local level but also now have the opportunity to make improvements for an entire state. It’s a dream come true.
In December 2017, I graduated from the University of Delaware with a Master of Science in Economics and Applied Econometrics. In May 2016, I graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Economics, with minors in Mathematics and Physics. My honors thesis, “It’s All Very Taxing: Interstate Tax Competition and the Balanced Budget,” was awarded the Phillip F. Elliot Exceptional Honors Thesis for that year.
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