Bernardita has more than fifteen years of executive and environmental planning experience in the US and abroad. She received her doctoral degree in Environmental Planning from the State University of New York where she was also a United Nations Fellow. She has successfully managed environmental teams and directed numerous multidisciplinary environmental studies for engineering projects in the transportation and energy sectors. Her current passion toward increasing walkability to improve human health, the economy and the environment prompted the creation of new technologies for the public realm.
Roger D’ Aquino
Principal | Chief Financial Officer
Roger D’ Aquino has over eight years of private financial consulting experience where he successfully managed more than 50 million dollar assets for his clients. As CFO for WalkspanTM, he oversees its annual budget and all financial management, transactions, and negotiations.
Marie Rusin, MS
Principal | GIS Specialist
Marie Rusin has always been passionate about nature, the urban environment, and cartography. She graduated from Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (Belgium) with a Master’s degree in environmental engineering. Marie’s responsibilities at WalkspanTM include the treatment, the conversion, and the analysis of geographic and non-geographic data. Her past experience includes raising public awareness, GIS training, and participating in projects for the protection, management, and restoration of forests and natural areas.
Principal | Writer / Data Manager
Jamie Cifuentes received her B.A. in Writing from Ithaca College. Her past experiences include working as an Editorial Intern for PCMag.com and Nerdy with Children, writing and managing her own blog site, and working in the Clinical department at MELA Sciences, Inc. Jamie is the Social Media/Data Manager at WalkspanTM. She is in charge of updating the company website, posting on social media networks, research, and blog writing.
Principal | Graphic Designer
Ceren holds a dual degree in architecture and interior architecture. She has worked in the field since she graduated from Istanbul Technical University in 2013. While studying and establishing her company, Ceren realized her conceptual priorities as a designer and focused on living space identity and human well-being. Ceren is always trying to find ways to integrate architectural and urban spaces together to deepen the experience of living in the city and develop social and physical activity. In the team of WalkspanTM, she has been working on marketing and conceptual development process as a designer.