Director of Inclusive Public Transit
Institute of Human Centered Design
Reggie Ramos is a public policy practitioner with global experience in the areas of public transit, law, project finance and infrastructure development.
For over 10 years, Reggie has worked at the intersection of law and public transit having served in various capacities from legal advisor, consultant to Transportation Undersecretary of the Philippines. A lawyer by profession, Reggie is a competent international negotiator having served as one of the Philippines’ Lead Climate Negotiators in the Paris Agreement. She has led various Public-Private Partnerships in the transportation sector including the Mactan-Cebu International Airport and Manila’s Automated Fare Collection System, both of which have been internationally recognized as exemplary projects in their own right. As a senior government official, she represented the Philippine Government before the UN, World Bank, ASEAN and other multilaterals, which ultimately provided her with a unique perspective in policymaking.
Before joining Institute of Human Centered Design, Reggie managed service pilots and the innovation platform at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority where among others, she led efforts to provide additional service on the Fairmount Line. At the onset of the pandemic, Reggie was a partner to the T’s Transition Planning which aimed to provide an organizational framework to systematize and strategize an adaptive response to COVID-19 and its impacts on public transit.
Reggie holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Juris Doctor Degree from the Ateneo de Manila University. She is both a Mason Fellow at Harvard and an AsiaGlobal Fellow at The University of Hong Kong. Reggie is committed to working towards true and meaningful diversity, equity and inclusion in public transit, and public policy.