Janelle Raeburn has come to Toronto from London to help in the planning of transportation for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. She previously held the position of Station Operations & Customer Experience Manager for the Olympic Delivery Authority at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Janelle has also worked as a railway development consultant for the RATP Metro in Paris and additional roles with the London Underground.

In this  podcast, Pj finds out Janelle’s whole story, from her interest in transportation to what it takes to be a top-ranked professional. It wasn’t Janelle’s intention to go for a career in the transportation field, but a conversation with her Dad changed all that. Mind you, it wasn’t in Janelle’s mind to enter a beauty pageant either but fate intervened there as well.

The responsibility for getting people moving around a city from A to B is a massive undertaking. Janelle’s explanations of how things work are not to be missed.

Janelle is also involved with the Miss Jamaica UK organization and more information is available at their website: missjamaicauk.com. From the website: “Miss Jamaica UK not only benefits contestants, it has helped many Jamaicans in need through its charity contributions. Part of the proceeds from the contest goes to charities such as the Blind Society, Maxfield Park Children’s Home and Jamaica Early Childhood Development Foundation.”

If you want to find out more about Janelle, check out her LinkedIn profile.