Abby brings experience in urban and regional planning as a research analyst for a regional economic development nonprofit. In her role, she researches and analyzes key data to support the organization with business attraction and strategic initiatives.

Her focus involves studying trends in land use, workforce, population demographics, real estate development and the market.

Prior to working for the Sacramento region, Abby worked for a California-based environmental planning firm. She worked on developing environmental documents in compliance with local, state and federal policies and regulations. Additionally, she worked with the State of California and local jurisdictions on an environmental impact report for one of the largest transportation and public works projects in the nation, the California High Speed Rail Project.

She’s a trained and skilled community organizer and led project management for a community partnership between the University of Wisconsin and the South Madison Farmers’ Market in which she conducted neighborhood-level economic development.

Abby holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin – Madison where she specialized her studies in strategies of economic redevelopment. In addition, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy with certificates in Environmental Studies and European Studies.

She is also a graduate of the SacValley PLAN Program, which is a year-long mentorship program for young planners organized by the American Planning Association.

When she is not working, Abby enjoys playing a game of ultimate frisbee in Sacramento.