Ms. Black specializes in applied economics and technical communication. Her work supports a variety of federal regulatory programs, particularly those related to climate change, endangered species protection, and homeland security. Ms. Black has extensive experience designing and implementing cost-benefit and regulatory impact analyses, and has contributed to the development of state-of-the-art methods for regulatory analysis. An experienced technical writer and editor, Ms. Black is skilled at translating complex concepts into accessible reports and presentations for a wide range of audiences, from policymakers to industry stakeholders and the public.
Ms. Black holds a B.A. in Environmental Technology and Policy from Swarthmore College, and an M.S. in Urban Planning from Columbia University, where she specialized in environmental planning.