We are extremely pleased to announce that Sebastian Guerrero has been selected as the 2014-15 Outstanding Student of the Year for both UCCONNECT and UCTC.
Sebastian currently works as a consultant on freight transportation and logistics for Parsons Brinckerhoff. He previously worked as a transportation consultant at the World Bank where he was involved in the evaluation of various projects related to rural transportation in Latin America.
Sebastian received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. His thesis produced an economic model and used it to explore the effectiveness of governmental interventions in the US trucking sector, to improve energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions. The findings have been published in top-tier academic journals, and have led to specific policy recommendations that have been widely presented to the freight transport community
Sebastian was selected as the UCCONNECT-UCTC Student of the Year because he embodies the ideal of a scholar who both enjoys theoretical work while demonstrating a passion for practical insights that can be used to address real-world problems. The review panel was particularly impressed with Sebastian’s global vision, stating that “his consideration of government regulation and pricing interventions of the trucking industry would seem to be a practical progression from the global goal to meaningful impact.”