By Sirinya The Intern
UCLA Today’s May 12th print edition features an up close and personal with our very own Jumy Rollins, one of our alternative transportation coordinators here at UCLA Transportation. We are so proud! She is truly UCLA Transportation’s go-to resource for anybody and everyone who is interested in finding or forming a carpool to commute to school or work here at UCLA. Jumy is also really friendly, helpful, and a great person to know here at UCLA. (Personally, I think Jumy rocks and I’m so glad I get to work with her.)
To check out the story in its entirety, click here.
Meanwhile, enjoy this excerpt:
Jumy Rollins wants to save the planet, one commuter at a time.
Her mission begins with being green. At home in Lomita, she and her husband cultivate an organic garden, use a composter and are fervent recyclers.
“I’m really big on trying to help the environment,” Rollins said. “I want to make the littlest carbon footprint I can.”
Rollins puts her green principles into practice at work. As an alternate-transportation coordinator for UCLA Transportation and Parking Services, she pursues the task of converting faculty, staff and students who commute to work alone in their cars into carpoolers. Of the approximate 25,000 commuter parking permits issued across campus, only 833 of them are carpool permits.
Rollins’ department recently instituted two online services to help potential carpoolers connect: Zimride is a Facebook application used primarily by students for short-term or one-time shared trips. For longer-term arrangements, staff and faculty are invited to use CarpoolWorld. After registering and listing information on the area you live in and your schedule, you will automatically receive referrals to other staff and faculty also seeking carpool partners.