Senior Research Manager
Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Abby is a Senior Research Manager at the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, where she is responsible for developing research methods, managing projects, writing reports, and designing interactive data tools and visualizations. Previously, Abby conducted applied economic and policy research at the UMass Donahue Institute in Boston, specializing in housing, racial equity, and labor market trends. Before that, she worked for the planning and development department at MassDevelopment, and the livable communities program at the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities, where she assisted in funding placemaking and transit-oriented development projects.
Abby grew up in Boston and received a B.A. in Geography and Urban Studies from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. Outside of work, Abby enjoys biking, cooking, playing chess, and creating intricate embroideries of her favorite birds.