I’m RJ Schmidt

creative problem solver
transportation advocate
authentic communicator


I thrive at the intersection of transportation and technology, working to enhance city safety and accessibility. With a proven track record in operations and project management, I’ve been a key contributor to the growth of autonomous vehicle industry leaders.

Most recently a Senior Operations Coordinator at Cruise in San Francisco, I supported fleet growth, led incident cases, and served as a subject matter expert for expansion cities. Before Cruise, I contributed to AV research and development at Voyage and Uber ATG.

My diverse career also includes valuable experiences in commercial and residential real estate, boutique retail, and media production 🔗 . Throughout, I’ve demonstrated a commitment to excellence and innovation, making me a versatile professional in the dynamic technology and operations landscape.