Stuart Cohen co-founded TransForm in 1997, an organization that builds powerful, diverse coalitions to promote world class transit and walkable communities in the Bay Area and now throughout California. TransForm has shaped Bay Area campaigns for transportation funding measures that have brought over $6 billion for public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. Their new Invest in Transit campaign is working to replicate that success at the state level. In 2005 Stuart helped conceive and launch the Bay Area's Great Communities Collaborative. He also co-founded ClimatePlan, a statewide network promoting smart land use and transportation as critical components of California's climate strategy. Stuart was awarded an Ashoka Fellowship in 2010 for TransForm's innovative programs such as GreenTRIP which certifies and promotes model developments that dramatically reduce car trips, excess parking, and climate emissions while promoting more affordable homes. Stuart received a Master's Degree in Public Policy (MPP) from the Goldman School of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley.