Arica Young is the Associate Director of BPC’s Terwilliger Center for Housing. Prior to joining BPC, Young managed the U.S. bilateral trade relationships with Qatar and countries in the Maghreb.
Young has over 25 years’ experience combining research, analysis, and operations in developing policies related to housing and community economic development. Specifically, she has spent over 10 years researching policies such as sustainable communities, alternative community planning models, and social capital in residential communities. Young gained congressional experience as a staff economist on the Joint Economic Committee Senate Majority Staff under the Chairmanship of Senator Robert Bennett.
Young earned an M.A. from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and is currently a PhD candidate in Planning, Governance and Globalization program at Virginia Tech. Ms. Young was a Fulbright scholar in Vienna, Austria and a Robert Bosch Fellow in Germany.