Jennifer Mitchell is the Director of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). Prior to joining DPRT, she was an Assistant Vice President with Parsons Brinckerhoff, a transportation consulting firm. Ms. Mitchell has over twenty years of experience working on transportation projects based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. Prior to joining PB, she worked with DRPT and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority as Deputy Project Director for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, which began construction in 2008. Ms. Mitchell is an Eno Transportation Foundation Fellow and a member of the Eno Foundation’s Board of Regents. She also serves on the American Public Transportation Association’s Policy and Planning Committee, as Chair of APTA’s Metropolitan Planning Subcommittee, and as secretary of the Women’s Transportation Seminar’s International Board.  Ms. Mitchell has a Masters in regional planning from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of urban planning from University of Virginia.  Ms. Mitchell joined NVTC as an alternate in January 2014.