As director of public affairs, Wendy oversees RPA's media relations and public outreach. She works with RPA staff to shape the organization's message and achieve its goals of sustaining the New York region's quality of life and economic vitality. Wendy joined RPA in the fall of 2011 from The Wall Street Journal, where she was a national news editor. During her 13 years at the Journal, Wendy led the creation of numerous features and columns and helped shape the integration of the Journal's print and online news operations. She has covered national political conventions, launched a daily business column and edited the Journal's Bay Area section. Wendy began her journalism career at Reuters in New York City, where she reported on the oil industry, transportation and financial markets. Wendy received her B.A. in history from University of California, Los Angeles.