Becca Buthe is a Research Analyst for Smart Growth America’s economic development team. She conducts quantitative and spatial analysis using R and GIS and provides technical assistance for projects relating to economic development, land use, and transportation.
Becca is passionate about creating healthy and sustainable places for all people. Prior to joining Smart Growth America in 2020, Becca worked as a researcher for an international humanitarian organization in the Middle East. During this time, she worked to address challenges facing various refugee and internally displaced populations. Becca holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Rice University and a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado Denver.