Transportation Planning, Public Policy and Communications Experience

  • Customer Service
  • Strategic Planning and Policy
  • Capital Programming
  • Public Affairs 
  • Crisis Communications
  • Community Organizing
  • Vision Zero Crash Analysis
  • Community Development
  • Market Research
  • Real Estate Development

Software Skills

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • ArcGIS Online
  • Domain and Hosting Maintenance
  • Mac iMovie
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Suite Desktop
  • Microsoft Teams for Government
  • Salesforce for Non-profit and Government
  • Self-Hosted WordPress
  • Sketchup
  • YouTube Studio
  • Zoom Video Communications


  • FHWA-NHI-142085A Addressing Climate Resilience in Highway Project Development and Preliminary Design
  • FHWA-NHI-142084 Adaptation Analysis for Project Decision Making
  • FHWA-NHI-142083 Systems Level Vulnerability Assessments
  • FHWA-NHI-142082 Introduction to Temperature and Precipitation Projections
  • FHWA-NHI-142081 Understanding Past, Current and Future Climate Conditions
  • FHWA-NHI-136106A Introduction to Transportation Asset Management with Workshop
  • FHWA-NHI-13605 Risk Management
  • Digital Analytics Fundamentals Certificate, Google Analytics Academy
  • Urban Planning Certificate, Rutgers University
  • Community Development Certificate, Rutgers University

Transportation Planner

Winstina Hughes is a professional skilled in research, writing, data analysis, and web development educated in city and regional planning and public policy. Winstina works in operations. Her experience is in long range and capital programming, communications, and the planning of a safe, well maintained highway system.

Winstina’s outlook on life is encapsulated in this quote by R. S. Grey, “She Believed She Could, So She Did.”


Master of City and Regional Planning – Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Bachelors of Arts in Planning and Public Policy – Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Work Experience 

Planning and Strategic Partnership Manager, Maryland State Highway Administration District 3 

Community and Government Customer Relations Manager, Prince George’s County, Maryland State Highway Administration District 3

Transportation Planner II & III, Maryland State Highway Administration, Regional Intermodal Planning Division, Office of Planning and Preliminary Engineering.

Analyst at Johns Hopkins University, GovEx 

Organizing Fellow, Obama for America  

Community Development Writer, The New York Times

Graduate School Internships

Community Development Intern at the City of Hoboken, New Jersey

College Aide at the NYC DOT Research, Implementation & Safety Unit

Market Research Intern, NJ TRANSIT

College Internships

Everett Public Service Intern, Center for Community Change

Community Development Intern at Township of Maplewood, New Jersey 

Research Assistant for Stuart Shapiro, Ph. D. Associate Professor and Director, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy


Finalist in Sustainable New Jersey 2017 Coding for Community: A civic tech competition to solve local government issues.