Rebecca Laberenne is the Associate Director of Solutions Development and Innovation for the Built Environment. In this role, Rebecca leads 100RC’s thought leadership on resilience in the built environment, manages 100RC’s partnerships with external organizations focused on buildings and infrastructure, and provides direct technical assistance on city resilience initiatives focused on social infrastructure, housing, and disaster risk reduction.
Rebecca is a licensed Professional Structural Engineer (P.E., S.E.) with a background in structural and earthquake engineering. Prior to joining 100RC, she spent 13 years as a practicing engineer working on the design and construction of buildings and bridges as well as in project management and strategic consulting for building and infrastructure projects. Rebecca joined 100RC from Guy Nordenson and Associates where she was an Associate Partner and the lead engineer responsible for the structural design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington D.C. and numerous other domestic and international building and pedestrian bridge projects. She has also worked with the NGO Build Change on post-earthquake housing reconstruction in both China and Haiti following the 2008 and 2010 earthquakes and is actively involved in confined masonry design and standard development.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Certificate in Architecture from Princeton University; a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials from University of California, Berkeley; and a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) at New York University. Rebecca is a Housner Fellow at the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI).