Kathryn carlson

Director of Transportation

Kathryn Carlson joined A Better City in August 2017 as the Director of Transportation. In this role, she directs the transportation research and policy agendas for the organization as well as oversees the two Transportation Management Associations (TMAs).

Prior to joining A Better City, Kathryn founded Buca Boot LLC, a bicycle product company and invented their flagship product, the Buca Boot, a patented bike-mounted storage system that won Inc. Magazine’s “Best In Class” Design Award in 2015.

Previously, her professional experiences encompass research and policy positions. She spent eight years as a research analyst and economist at Fidelity Investments in Boston covering energy and commodity markets. From 2003-2005, Kathryn served in the Administration of Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle as a senior-level appointee at the Department of Financial Institutions – the state banking and securities regulator. She managed all legislative, policy and communications functions of the department and provided leadership on a variety of initiatives, including predatory mortgage lending legislation and the development of a public-private partnership to encourage early-stage investing, the Wisconsin Angel Network.

She is a board member of the LivableStreets Alliance in Boston and holds both Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Science degrees in Economics from Wellesley College and the London School of Economics, respectively.

Emma Groves

TMA Manager

Emma joined Allston-Brighton TMA in February 2015. In her role as Manager, Emma oversees all aspects of the commuter programs including event planning, program management, and member engagement. Prior to working at Allston-Brighton TMA, Emma worked for the Student Conservation Association and Environmental Defense Fund. She received her Bachelor’s in Geography from the University of New Hampshire in 2012.

Will Beaman

Marketing & Program Coordinator

 As the Marketing and Program Coordinator for Allston-Brighton TMA, Will works with Allston-Brighton TMA and Allston Brighton TMA to provide programming and resources that serve the needs of TMA members. Will joined Allston-Brighton TMA in February, 2018, and previously worked in the office of Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim and the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. While studying History and Political Science at Northeastern University, Will also worked as a campus and community organizer, where he learned the importance of sustained community engagement.