Economic Development Associate
Noa has spent her career supporting communities in creating sustainable, resilient local economies. She has over eight years in community economic development working for state and local government, as well as non-profits. Noa has a background in community outreach and engagement, strategic planning, and building entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Most recently, she worked as an assistant field manager in community and economic development at the Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) providing training and technical assistance to low income rural and indigenous communities across the Western United States. Prior to RCAC, she worked for local Bay Area governments. She served as a Community Development Analyst for the City of El Cerrito, helping to facilitate business permitting, and as an Economic Development Specialist for the City of Milpitas, facilitating business retention and attraction programs.
Noa is a Bay Area local. She grew up in the city of Palo Alto and completed a bachelors degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She then went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, followed by a year as an AmeriCorps Vista working for the State of Delaware’s Main Street Program.