Denise is a traffic engineer, mobility planner and researcher with a focus on feminism, inclusivity and sustainability in the mobility sector. Born 1989 in Austria, her interest for traffic planning was sparked during an Erasmus semester in Vilnius, Lithuania. An internship in a public transport company, a double-degree master in Intelligent Transport Systems in Austria and Sweden, a research position focusing on safety and efficiency of cycling in Berlin and a job as traffic planner followed. Her journey through different countries, universities and jobs provided her with a diverse set of perspectives on the challenges and solutions in the field of traffic planning.
Given the opportunity of a teaching position at TU Berlin Campus El Gouna, she created an interactive study course (incl. an online version) providing the basics on traffic and street planning. Teaching in an international and diverse setup the course focused on core aspects of traffic planning that can be generally applied all over the world. Her main work focus is to raise awareness towards the impact of traffic planning decisions on our daily lives, the lack of diversity in the field and creating visibility of the different user groups and their needs.