M.A. Urban and Regional Planning, Portland State University
B.A. Global Economics, University of California at Santa Cruz
Emily joined ECONorthwest as a Planner in 2012. At ECONorthwest, Emily provides writing, analysis, project management, and data visualization for planning and development projects. She has six years of planning experience focused on community and economic development, communications, and stakeholder involvement strategies. Picha specializes in translating technical ideas into a public-friendly, digestible format. She has experience crafting on-the-ground stakeholder engagement strategies that solicit meaningful feedback on planning projects. Prior to joining ECONorthwest, Emily worked as a planner at the City of Beaverton, Oregon and Fregonese Associates on projects ranging in scope from downtown development projects to regional plans.