Ibrahim Altasan is a Ph.D. student in the Planning, Governance, and Globalization Program at Virginia Tech. He has been a planner since 2009 when he earned his Bachelor degree in Urban Planning from King Abdul-Aziz University in Saudi Arabia. In 2013, he earned his Master degree in Urban Planning from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. In the past 5 years, he has been working professionally as a planner in several private and public projects. Currently, he moved to Blacksburg, VA and become a Ph.D. student at Virginia Tech. He is working now to develop a dissertation proposal about the reasoning behind the successful and failure of mega projects infrastructure in Saudi Arabia.