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MEET OUR STAFF

Chris Sandvig

Chris Sandvig

Founder & Executive Director

A self-proclaimed infrastructurist, Chris has been fascinated with transportation, cities, and the systems that make modern life possible practically since birth. This passion, combined with over a decade of leadership experience in community development and transit advocacy has culminated in the founding of Mobilify. Chris’s 20 years-plus of collaborative leadership, project management, and advocacy experience has resulted initiatives that have, among other things, increased PA transit funding by $500 million/yr.; reformed PA’s Transit Revitalization Investment District (TRID) legislation; catalyzed discussions leading to the formation of Pittsburgh’s Dept. of Mobility and Infrastructure; invested over $10 million in transportation capital improvements for LMI communities; put community redevelopment priorities first in Pittsburgh’s BRT project; created a roadmap for transit-oriented development throughout Allegheny County; reignited efforts to extend rapid transit east of Pittsburgh; elevated transportation as an affordable housing issue; and changed the way we collectively address our mobility access and equity priorities via policy, planning and programming of transportation funding.

Prior to Mobilify, Chris was the Director of Policy at the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, where he also established and managed GoBurgh – a program that advocated for people-first transportation policies & projects, equitable transit-oriented communities, and policies and practices that merge community development and transportation priorities throughout Allegheny County.

Chris holds a BS in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from Penn State and an MS in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon. He sits on the Rail~Volution National Steering Committee and is a Board member of Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities. Chris loves to enjoy Pittsburgh’s restaurant scene, pretend to be a chef, bikepack, and find new places to explore. He lives what he preaches, getting around mainly via transit, bike, or foot.

Bethani Cameron

Bethani Cameron

Strategic Initiatives Director

A Michigander by birth, Bethani adopted Pennsylvania upon her arrival for college. She started her career in the nonprofit sector at Clean Water Action, fighting for public health and the environment. She launched and ran her own small marketing firm before moving to the healthcare sector, working in abortion care at Allegheny Reproductive Health Center. After birthing her son, she developed food-grade balms to use on his sensitive skin and sold the same at local markets. Bethani relished her time in public service, where she worked for three progressive elected women in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. 

At Mobilify, Bethani directs strategic iniatives. She educates and organizes elected officials and organizational leaders to work toward safe, accessible, and efficient mobility futures for Southwestern Pennsylvanians. She is passionate about decarbonization to improve the air we breathe. She is fiercly committed to providing service to communities we have left behind, because it’s never too late to right old wrongs.

Bethani studied English and engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, and Spanish language and culture from the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. She is a writer, single mom, and an avid plant tender. She loves laughing with her son, listening to Supreme Court oral arguments, and spending time with her sister and four nieces and nephews. She lives in Overbrook with her son, one dog, three cats, and two chickens. 

Kristopher Chandler

Kristopher Chandler

Project & Policy Lead

“An artist with a passion for public policy, Kristopher hails from Erie, Pennsylvania, but is excited to now call Pittsburgh home as well. With a background in writing, film, community engagement, non-profit management, and transportation advocacy, Kristopher is driven by connecting his passions to discover solutions to some of the most pressing policy issues of today. He strives to meet people where they are at in order to better understand who they are, what they need, and how best everyone can work together. 

As the Project & Policy Lead, Kristopher is excited to build a bridge between community needs and government priorities, and challenge the status quo to advance the region’s transportation infrastructure. He is passionate about reframing the ideas of what it means to build a true multimodal system, and believes that all people – no matter their background or socioeconomic situation – deserve transportation options that are reliable, safe, affordable, and equitable. 

Kristopher has a Bachelor of Arts in Screenwriting from Point Park University, and is currently obtaining a master’s degree in Sustainable Transportation from the University of Washington. He is also involved in various community organizations and development committees, and prioritizes time to volunteer for local progressive political campaigns as well. Prior to working at Mobilify, Kristopher was a Program Associate for the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), where he worked on various projects, including those related to: Vision Zero initiatives, the American Cities Climate Challenge, outdoor dining and public space, safe routes to school programs, pandemic response and recovery, and bikeway design.”

Olivia Perfetti

Olivia Perfetti

Intern

Olivia (Liv) grew up in Pittsburgh, and from a young age was motivated to solve the region’s environmental problems– in particular air pollution. After attending college at the University of Michigan and spending a year as an environmental organizer in-training with Green Corps, Liv returned to Pittsburgh to work for the advocacy group PennEnvironment. There, she worked with a robust network of volunteers to ban single-use plastic bags in Pittsburgh and pass county-wide legislation to protect Allegheny County parks from fracking. She has also worked in several local government offices, including Pennsylvania’s 21st legislative district in Lawrenceville and Pittsburgh’s Council District 8 office, and canvassed for local political campaigns.

Liv is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Public Policy and Management at CMU’s Heinz College. At Mobilify, she is putting her developing policy analysis and research skills to work to improve transportation accessibility, equity, and resiliency in SWPA. She is excited to tackle climate change and air pollution from a transportation angle and continue working toward positive social change in her hometown.

Liv holds a Bachelor of Science in the Environment from the University of Michigan with a concentration in Urban Planning. In her free time, she enjoys biking, camping, and taking full advantage of her student discount at various Pittsburgh events and venues.

Michael Rodriquez

Michael Rodriquez

Intern

A technologist with a passion for transportation, Michael is motivated by the growing possibilities of innovation brought on by the intersection of analytics and mobility. Michael’s approach to problem solving involves a tool-kit of GIS, econometrics, operations research, and policy analysis. Before joining Mobilify, Michael interned with the US DOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center where he worked on transportation planning and sustainability projects for various government partners. Michael gets excited about researching how regions can become more resilient, connected, and sustainable communities to meet future transportation challenges as well as growing equity needs. In his view, to make a better transportation system we should consider all impacted community members and not just the vehicles on a road.

Michael holds a BS in Information Technology from the University of La Verne and is currently pursuing an MS in Public Policy and Management with a concentration in Data Analytics from Carnegie Mellon. In his free time, Michael likes to read, listen to podcasts, visit local parks, and rock climb.

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