Lilija Rudis is an Associate Principal at Via, one of the fastest-growing on-demand transit companies in the U.S. She was a member of the Via Chicago launch team, and continues to work on the Operations Team to expand Via's service. A Chicago native, she's excited to be helping to bring innovative transportation solutions to the city she loves best. Before joining Via, Lilija studied Environmental Engineering at Yale, worked as the Director of Operations and Community Outreach at a small technology consultancy, and received a Master's in City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, where her research focused on sustainable and resilient cities. When not thinking obsessively about transportation infrastructure, Lilija plays ice hockey and cooks (mostly vegetables).