As the Vice President of State Programs, Zoe works to expand RPA’s presence and efficacy in each state, helping to build diverse support for policies that promote a stronger, more connected region. Zoe also leads research, planning, and advocacy activities in her home state of New Jersey, where she draws on her considerable experience in public policy and community engagement to develop and advance policies and projects that facilitate equitable, vibrant, and resilient communities.

Zoe has over twenty years’ experience in public policy at the state and federal levels. Before joining RPA, Zoe was the Director of Government Affairs for the Utility & Transportation Contractors Association where she advocated for increased federal and state investment in water and transportation systems, and for greater transparency and efficiency in public procurement. In that role, she was successful in getting language included in the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that established a federal marketplace allowing states to buy and sell toll credits – a program that has the potential to generate several billion dollars in new transportation capital funding for NY and NJ.

Prior to her work in the private sector, Zoe served as Projects Director for United States Senator Cory Booker and as Senior Specialist for Transportation and Environment for US Senator Frank Lautenberg. Zoe got her start in infrastructure policy as the New Jersey Advocate for the Tri-State Transportation Campaign and began her career as the Legislative Director for NJ State Senator Loretta Weinberg.

Outside of her work at RPA, Zoe is a Commissioner on the board of the South Jersey Transportation Authority, which oversees the Atlantic City Expressway and Atlantic City International Airport, and a member of the board of directors for three nonprofit organizations: Downtown NJ, the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey, and Gardenship Art.