Director of Transportation and Land Use, Eric Goldwyn, and Litmus Research Scholar Isabel Coronado each attended recent White House events focused on their areas of applied research:
- Goldwyn participated in the “White House Roundtable on Lowering Infrastructure Costs,” which included practitioners and representatives from state and federal transportation agencies. Goldwyn summarized current research on why it costs more to build in the United States compared to peer countries and the main factors that drive up U.S. infrastructure-construction costs.
- Coronado attended the 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit and joined a fireside chat on mental health, with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and Jamul Indian Village Chairwoman Erica Pinto. Coronado spoke about the importance of culturally relevant and age-appropriate mental-health services for Native youth impacted by parental incarceration, juvenile justice, and foster-care systems. Over 350 tribal leaders and representatives were in attendance, with keynotes from President Biden and Vice-President Harris.