Rahel Desalegne

Credentials: Adjunct Professor

Email: desalegne@wisc.edu

Website: Rahel Desalegne 's website

Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Dr
Madison, WI 53706

Rahel Desalegne is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Engineering, a Professional Engineer, as well as a Certified Traffic Operations Engineer with a focus on transportation engineering, planning, and safety. She has transportation engineering experience in Wisconsin and in the Washington D.C. area, as well as her home country of Ethiopia. As a road safety advocate, entrepreneur, and educator, Rahel has been involved in successful business start-ups, including the establishment of an after-school learning center for students from pre-K through high school. She also founded her own nonprofit, Safe Roads for Health, which connects colleagues, policymakers, engineers, and other professionals in Wisconsin, the US, and Ethiopia, to create and implement safe transportation systems and policy guidelines.