Ken Wakabayashi

Research Analyst, NUMO Alliance


Ken Wakabayashi is a Research Analyst for NUMO, the New Urban Mobility alliance, hosted by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. He works to understand, quantify and analyze the new mobility landscape and define ways in which this data can be represented to support NUMO and NUMO's allies. Previously, Ken worked as a Cities Data Initiative intern around the topics of air quality, cities and transportation.

Prior to joining WRI, Ken worked as an environmental analyst and researcher. He held positions at City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Resilience, where he calculated Atlanta’s GHG emissions and produced The City of Atlanta’s 2015 GHG Emissions Inventory Report; Emory University Department of Environmental Sciences, where researched agricultural GHG emissions in the Saikawa lab; and Emory University Sustainability Initiatives, where he updated Emory University’s Climate Action Plan and GHG Emissions Inventory Report.

Ken holds a B.A. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Environmental Sciences from Emory University.

A San Diego native, Ken enjoys playing soccer, hiking and making smoothies.

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