Issaree Jitrpatima

Position: Junior Advisor
Location: Thailand, Bangkok

My interest in urban issues started when I was a child. I was born and raised in Bangkok – Thailand’s capital known for being one of the most congested cities in the world. In my memories, I was spending four to five hours being stuck and struggling on the road every day. Ever since, to extricate Bangkok from this notorious traffic problem and make it a better livable place has been my dream and passion. That was the reason why I decided to study urban and infrastructure planning at Thammasat University and AIT in Bangkok and select transportation as my main topic. In 2017, I was fortunate to be an intern for the Transportation and Climate Change and TRANSfer projects of GIZ Thailand. Before starting as a junior advisor with the TRANSfer project in July 2020, I worked on developing and promoting a crowdsourcing real-world fuel consumption data platform for Thailand called Moverity in a joint project with Toyota.