Eduarda Aun joined GDCI in 2019 as a Program Associate to work with different cities across the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) and the Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs.
Eduarda is an architect and urban designer from Brasilia, Brazil. Prior to joining GDCI, Eduarda worked at the NYC Department of Transportation, assisting in the development of the third edition of NYC’s Street Design Manual and in the planning, design, and evaluation of pedestrian-friendly “el-spaces” (spaces under elevated infrastructure) citywide.
In Brazil, she so-founded Coletivo MOB, a non-profit organization that uses public space as a platform for civic engagement and social change, working alongside local planning agencies, cultural movements and mobility advocates. Her passion for public space and commitment to citizen-led processes and democratization of urban knowledge led her to develop espacopubli.co, an interactive platform that provides resources and leverages grassroots initiatives that are reclaiming public space in Brasilia.
Eduarda holds a Master’s degree in Design and Urban Ecologies from Parsons School of Design and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism from Universidade de Brasilia (UnB). She received the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Transit Policy Innovator Scholarship in 2017.