Before joining 100 Resilient Cities, Anna Friedman worked for over five years in New York City government, helping to develop and implement innovative economic development and education policies.
Most recently, Anna served as an Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). In this role, she oversaw public engagements for the NYCEDC President and senior staff and served as the organization’s speechwriter, developing strategic communications about the Mayor’s economic development priorities for New Yorkers, government officials, academia, and civic groups. Previously, Anna served as the Special Assistant to the NYC Schools Chancellor, managing priority projects, communications, and relationships in order to advance the Chancellor’s bold education reform agenda in the country’s largest system of schools. Anna began her career in NYC government as a New York City Urban Fellow at the NYC Department of Education.
Anna graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies, an interdisciplinary major in social sciences. She also holds a Master in Public Affairs degree, with a Certificate in Urban Policy, from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs.