Ines Sigel serves as the interim executive director of LINK Houston, a non-profit organization that that advocates for transportation equity. Since launching in 2017, LINK Houston has successfully shaped a $7-billion transit plan; compelled the Houston Mayor to fix Houston’s dangerous intersections and launch a zero-fatality safety campaign; influenced an alignment between affordable housing and transportation; and supported advocacy that led to the Federal Highway Administration halting a major highway expansion project and Harris County filing a lawsuit over inequities in the project.
Prior to joining LINK Houston, Ines spent several years working in international exchanges, managing consular initiatives and trade missions for the Mayor’s Office in Houston; leading a study abroad program for the University of New Orleans; and coordinating the U.S. State Department’s professional exchange programs to promote citizen diplomacy.
Ines holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Studies. She moved to the United States as a refugee from the former Yugoslavia and speaks Croatian and German.