Hannah "Hank" Kelley - Multimodal Planner

1501 E. Division, Detroit, MI 48207


  • R
  • ArcGIS
  • Excel
  • Wordpress.com
  • Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
  • Fluent in Spanish + Conversational in Portuguese

Employment History

07/2013 - Present

City of Ferndale

Ferndale, MI

Planning Intern

11/2012 - 05/2013

Michigan Suburbs Alliance

Ferndale, MI

Regional Transportation Outreach Intern

  • Researched public outreach best practices and MPO reform; created spreadsheets of Michigan legislator information related to Regional Transit Authority vote; assisted in community outreach

Spring Break 2013

Hamilton Anderson Associates

Detroit, MI

Taubman College Externship Participant

  • Participated in a week-long internship, learning from and assisting staff with ongoing planning projects

05/2012 - Present

Detroit Wheelhouse

Detroit, MI

Bicycle Tour Guide

  • Give narrated bike tours of Eastern Market, Near East Side and other neighborhoods in Detroit


Detroit Department of Transportation

Detroit, MI

Multimodal Planner

  • Project Management
    • Managed and designed Intern Program, including hiring, weekly project guidance and progress; managed data collectors and support staff to produce reports
    • Designed surveys for: sidewalk audit, bike and pedestrian counts, bus on-time performance survey and other data collection projects
  • Research, Policy and Grants
    • Wrote internal reports and conducted research in areas such as: peer service comparisons, vehicle maintenance, long-term trends and draft Comprehensive Bicycle Policy
    • Assisted in writing and reviewing grant progress reports, TIGER and CMAQ grant applications
  • Representative - Delegate - Task Force Member
    • Acted on behalf of DDOT for: Detroit Complete Streets Coalition, City Non-motorized Task Force, City Fleet and Fuels Task Force, MDOT Statewide Performance Measures group, SEMCOG


Capital & Assay Service, Inc.

Livonia, MI

Assistant Bookkeeper

  • Balanced daily budget with Quickbooks, paid vendors and organized invoices, assessed value of metals, managed large-sum wire transfers to clients, assisted with payroll


The Strategic Counsel

Windsor, ON

Independent Translator

  • Produced written translation of videos from focus groups in Mexico and Peru for client



University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Master of Urban Planning Candidate - Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

  • Transportation, Physical Design, Community and Economic Development


Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Graduated Magna Cum Laude with BA in Political Science, Co-Major University Honors and Minor in Spanish

  • Recipient of full-tuition Presidential Scholarship in the Irvin D. Reid Honors Program
  • Translator and participant in competitive course "African Democracy Project - Mozambique"; only participant who spoke Portuguese, and whose group was not assigned a native translator


Rotary Academic Ambassadorial Scholar

Valparaíso, Chile

Attended Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

  • Co-founded ongoing non-profit program "Scholars for Schools" to fund libraries in Valparaíso public schools; raised over $30,000 in USA and Chile; worked with Rotary Clubs, Rotary Foundation, Chilean school administrators and officials, and developed volunteer base
  • Attended two semesters of Spanish-language university courses ranging from Environmental Law and Spanish-English Translation to Pre-columbian History of Chile and Ethnomusicology

Community and Volunteer History


North End Woodward Community Coalition

Detroit, MI

Coalition Member

  • Assist in transportation justice research/analysis, civic engagement and capacity building among residents in the North End

05/2013 - Present

Detroit Sound Conservancy

Detroit, MI

Administrative / Organizing Team



Detroit, MI


  • OmniCorpDetroit is a collective of makers/doers/thinkers/creators/designers and others who come together in a repurposed industrial building in Eastern Market to work on projects, learn and share together
    • omnicorpdetroit.com


Detroit SOUP

Detroit, MI

Coordinator and Translator, SOPA en español

  • Translate SOUP proposals into Spanish, reach out to Spanish-speaking attendees to enlist help in translation/interpretation


Freedom House

Detroit, MI

Volunteer, Peer Mentor and Language Partner

  • Work with Freedom House residents from Columbia and Angola to help transition to life in the United States
  • Provide ongoing translation services in Spanish and Portuguese for residents and Freedom House staff



Transit Employee of the Year Award

Detroit, MI


  • One of four nominees to be recognized at this annual event, hosted by Transportation Riders United