Rae Trotta joined NPC as a Research Associate and Project Director in March 2017. In addition to working on several drug court evaluations, she adds research and qualitative capacity to projects studying early childhood literacy and civil right to counsel. She also works with management to develop new business opportunities.
Prior to joining NPC, Ms. Trotta worked as a public health consultant specializing in community engagement, homelessness, and tobacco prevention. She attributes her strongest assets in applied social sciences to her direct service background spanning housing, health, and advocacy working with marginalized communities. Her assessment, strategy and training experience is multi-faceted and covers a broad spectrum of topics including coalition building, policy change processes, and facilitation for community driven efforts. She is rooted in real world dynamics and enthusiastically applies this to any project she’s involved in.
Ms. Trotta holds a Master in Public Health in Management and Policy from Portland State University, and has published on youth homelessness, Oregon’s safety net health centers, and the patient centered primary care home.