Over Rebecca’s five years as an economic development consultant, she has developed expertise and experience with a wide variety of economic development tools including tax increment financing, comprehensive general plans, analysis of impediments to fair housing, environmental impact statements, and low-income housing and historic preservation tax credits. Currently, as a senior project development specialist at the Urban Redevelopment Authority, she has the opportunity to apply best practices in planning and development within the City of Pittsburgh. She coordinates multi-year project implementation activities, completes project economic impact and financial models, prepares funding applications and development documents for projects ranging from road projects to bike paths, and monitors compliance with state and federal grants.
Previously, Rebecca worked as a market analyst with RKG Associates Inc. in Washington, D.C. and as an associate for Bay Area Economics in Davis, CA. She authored a series of 28 case studies on best practices in economic development while working as a graduate research assistant in the Office of Economic & Business Development at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and served for one year as an Americorps Construction Crew Leader with Austin Habitat for Humanity. She holds a bachelor of arts in Economics from Denison University and a master’s in regional planning from UNC. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute and has completed the San Francisco Marathon.