Esthelyne is the Urban Mobility Project Specialist for WRI Africa. She works primarily on project coordination, research and administrative support for the WRI Africa Cities Program, including support in the scaling of transit mapping in African cities and integrated transport planning.
Prior to joining WRI, Esthelyne worked as a Junior Project Manager at Vias Institute, a major Belgian knowledge centre that aims to improve road safety, along with mobility and safety in general. She also had an internship at Rwanda Transport Development Agency (RTDA) in Kigali, Rwanda.
Esthelyne holds an MSc in Transportation Sciences, specialised in traffic safety, from the University of Hasselt, Belgium. Her thesis focused on the factors influencing motorcycle taxi crashes in the City of Kigali, Rwanda.
Esthelyne lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She enjoys meeting new people, travelling, spending time with friends and family and playing volleyball & basketball, and she is a big fan of soccer.