Ria Kontou is a 2nd year Ph.D. student in the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering at University of Florida. She holds a M.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor's from National Technical University of Athens, Greece. She is currently collaborating with the Center for Transportation Analysis at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Knoxville TN), where she models the market acceptance of alternative fuel vehicles.
Ria was one of the finalist's of the graduate collegiate poster competition of the Society of Women Engineers in 2014. She looks forward to mentoring undergraduate students interested in going to graduate school.