ABOUT DR. EZIKE
An engineer, community servant, and researcher, Dr. Ezike employs his expertise to engage the community on issues related to the protection of the environment, transportation equity, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) advocacy. He is currently at the Union of Concerned Scientists, where he is conducting research and engaging community groups on the potential impacts of autonomous vehicles on equitable transportation and the environment. Previously Dr. Ezike was at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) in the Center for Policy Analysis and Research, where he researched impacts of infrastructure and transportation on African-American communities. In his time he has contributed to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board’s (TPB) Long Range Transportation Plan, organized and moderated transportation-themed panels at the CBCF’s Annual Legislative Conference, and published in media such as the Washington Informer and the CBCF’s Village Blog. He has served on a number of local transportation advisory groups, including the Riders Advisory Council of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the Access for All (AFA) and Air and Climate Public Advisory (ACPAC) Committees of the TPB. He is currently the AFA representative on the TPB’s Long Range Task Force. He is deeply involved in the Washington DC Professionals Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, where he currently serves as President. He is responsible for leading the organization to fulfill NSBE’s mission of “increasing the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community” in the Washington, DC area. Dr. Ezike holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and a B.S. in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University.