FUSE Executive Fellow Rebecca Foster acted as a senior advisor in the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation, focusing on public private partnerships and the intersection of investment and critical social priorities. She explored innovative financing mechanisms including a public-private Housing Accelerator Fund and evaluated pay for success as a tool to scale prevention-oriented programs related to homelessness and inter-generational poverty.
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REBECCA FOSTER (2013-14) worked as an investment banker in the public sector and infrastructure group at Goldman Sachs. She worked in the New York and San Francisco offices raising capital for city and state governments, universities, nonprofits, and utilities. Rebecca’s experience ranged from managing multi-billion dollar debt offerings to prepare Florida for hurricanes to leading financings for unemployment insurance deficits post-recession for Idaho and Colorado. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Rebecca worked in urban development consulting at HR&A Advisors, at the White House Office of Management and Budget, and as a river guide. She now serves as executive director of the San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund, an innovative new public-private partnership that provides San Francisco with powerful new tools for producing additional affordable housing. Rebecca received her B.A. with from Brown and her MBA from Stanford.
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