Thet Hein Tun

Transportation Research Analyst


Hein is a Transportation Research Analyst at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, where he conducts research on sustainable and equitable transport in the developing world and supports the Centre of Excellence in bus rapid transit (BRT). Hein is part of the Integrated Transport team that works closely with WRI international offices in Brazil and China as well as with other international partners in BRT projects.

Hein previously worked for UN Habitat and UNFPA in Myanmar as an urbanization consultant for the 2014 National Census Thematic Report on Migration and Urbanization.  Hein also interned for the Housing, Economic and Infrastructure Planning (HEIP) Division of the New York City Department of Planning where he researched and mapped the synergies between “Innovation Economy” firms. During graduate school, he worked for the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University and led a team of colleagues organizing academic events and designing activities for the Cornell-Myanmar Initiative.

Hein earned his Bachelor’s degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering and in Comparative Humanities from Bucknell University in 2014 and his Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University in 2016.

Hein loves reading, travelling and learning new languages. Currently, he is learning Mandarin and seeking his Chinese voice!

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