Hillary Isebrands, a 1992 Rhinelander High School graduate, received a PhD in civil engineering, with a transportation emphasis, from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, on Dec. 17, 2011. She also has a BS and MS in Civil Engineering.
While in graduate school, Isebrands earned a Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, was a member of the Preparing Future Faculty Program, a Wakonse Teaching Conference Fellow, Eno Transportation Foundation Fellow and a USDOT, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Dwight D. Eisenhower Graduate Fellow. After more than a decade in transportation consulting and research, she earned her Professional Engineer Certification,(PE).
Isebrands is currently employed with the USDOT, FHWA, Office of Technical Services, Resource Center Safety and Design Technical Service Team in Lakewood, Colo., where she is a safety engineer providing technical engineering expertise in the areas of intersections, pedestrians and local and rural roads for all 50 state department’s of transportation, as well as the FHWA Office of Safety in Washington D.C.
Isebrands lives in Eagle, Colo., with her husband, Ben, and their two children, Ingrid and Gus.