Erin Breen serves as director of UNLV's Vulnerable Road Users Project. Breen is also the coordinator of the UNLV Transportation Research Center's Traffic Safety Coalition.
Breen specializes in traffic and pedestrian safety, bringing research and awareness for state policymakers on the issues of drunk and distracted driving, jaywalking, and more. After experiencing personal tragedy when her daughter survived a preventable car accident, Breen began researching ways to increase traffic safety awareness for new and reckless drivers throughout Southern Nevada. Breen has since been a key player in lobbying driving laws, such as Nevada's graduated driving law — a restriction for teenage motorists that has dramatically dropped the number of underage driving deaths.
Breen actively works with Silver State municipalities to promote pedestrian and driving safety education for student commuters.