Ella Brady advises public and private sector clients on advancing equity and innovation in government systems. She develops strategies to foster vibrant digital ecosystems across states, counties, cities and communities.
Ella specializes in orchestrating stakeholder engagement initiatives, analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data, and drafting comprehensive plans and reports. Ella is a Senior Analyst in the Broadband and Digital Equity practice at HR&A, focusing on both increasing broadband adoption across all populations and innovating how we bring digital equity to affordable housing across States. Ella’s recent work includes managing stakeholder engagement for the Massachusetts Digital Equity Plan and supporting the design of affordable housing broadband retrofit programs in multiple states.
Ella comes to HR&A with a background in regional planning for digital equity, having worked on the Digital Access team at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council while studying as a Master’s candidate in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. Prior to her work at MAPC, Ella was a Mayoral Fellow for Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot in the City of Chicago, as well as Tisch Fellow at the MassHousing Finance Agency during her undergraduate studies at Tufts. Ella grew up in Evanston, Illinois and also focuses on projects within the Greater Chicago region.