Anna Messer


As an analyst in our New York office, Anna is passionate about equitable economic development, affordable housing, and urban resilience.


Before joining HR&A, Anna worked as a Program Associate at the Center for NYC Neighborhoods, where she assisted low- and middle- income homeowners across New York. She was previously an intern at Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants and a Princeton in Asia Fellow in Phang Nga, Thailand, where she taught English at a public high school.

Anna received a B.A. in Urban Studies from Brown University. Her senior capstone project analyzed rental housing ownership in Providence, RI, in service to a local community-based organization. As a researcher with Brown’s Climate and Development Lab, Anna attended the 2017 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23).