Consider Biking Staff
Acting Director, Vice President Eugenia "Jeannie" Martin, ASLA
Jody Dzuranin – Operations Manager
Jody brings professional financial industry experience, community service including the Junior League of Columbus and the Healthy Ohio Business Council. She also brings technology expertise…just ask her about her Droid Incredible ‘phone’. An interesting tidbit about Jody is that in the ’70s she performed in the Worthington Unicycle Group, the FlipTwisters, riding the 6-foot unicycles over ramps and in parades.
Jessica Mathews – Safe Routes to School Manager
Jessica is 33 years old currently living in German Village. She graduated from Columbus State with a Nuclear Medicine Degree and plans to further her education through research. In addition to her role as Safe Routes to School manager, she also works in the Production Kitchen, making the country’s best ice cream – Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. She got really involved with cycling while living out in San Francisco in the late 1990’s – early 2000’s. Once she moved back to Columbus, she continued cycling and in the last three years has become extremely involved on the advocacy front. She bikes throughout the year and enjoys both tour riding and urban riding. She tends to favor urban riding because you can’t beat the scenery and the rush you get while riding with traffic.
Alex Smith, Graduate Student Intern
KSA Master of City and Regional Planning student Alex Smith has received The Ohio State University’s 2013 Outstanding Graduate/Professional Student award. And student organization Bike OSU, of which Smith is currently president, also won the University’s 2013 Outstanding Student Group Programming Award in the Innovation Category for its Mobile Bike Clinic.
These awards are presented by the Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service at the Ohio Union. The Outstanding Graduate/Professional Student Award is among the highest conferred to graduate and professional students at OSU. The award recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to Ohio State in leadership and service outside their academic program. To be competitive, students must also have demonstrated their ability to balance scholarship with their leadership and involvement.
Outstanding Student Organization Awards represent Ohio State’s commitment to the belief that in the value of student organizations and their impact on the students involved. Student organizations provide a niche for students at a large university and a place for the uninvolved student to become invested. These awards recognize student organizations that make extraordinary contributions to campus and their members through membership benefits, programming, connectedness to academics, and/or simply being active on campus. Bike OSU was formed by CRP student Meredith Joy (MRCP ’09) in autumn 2007 to reach out to the growing number of cyclists on and around OSU campus. Last year’s president, Denis de Verteuil (MCRP ’12), obtained a 2012 Coca Cola Student Sustainability Grant to support development of a Mobile Bike Clinic, a concept which Smith has implemented this year.
States Smith: “I am much more proud of the latter (award), which is for Bike OSU as a whole, and as far as Knowlton is concerned displays a collaboration between two MCRP students who attended the program in two different years and worked together to create a truly innovative program that has seen much success.”