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Michael Tormey

Economics, BS
Civil Engineering, BS

Graduated in 2020

Michael Tormey dreamed of gaining an international education and ultimately creating efficient urban transportation systems. These goals led him to Northeastern, where he could pursue a double major in economics and civil engineering.  

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12/02/19 - BOSTON, MA. - Michael Tormey, who studies civil engineering and economics, poses for a portrait at Ruggles Station on Dec. 2, 2019. Tormey was awarded a Marshall Scholarship and hopes to use it to study transport engineering at Leeds and Regional and Urban Planning at the London School of Economics. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

Michael’s Path

“Civil engineering gives me the technical problem-solving skills. The economic side gives me the big policy picture. I really find economics interesting when dealing with how people make decisions, and shaping decisions through incentives.”

After graduation, Michael earned an MS in Transportation Planning and Engineering and another in International Spatial Planning. He now works for The National Park Service on safety planning and policymaking in 400+ park sites across the country.

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