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Director, Sustainability Research
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Patrice Frey is the Director of Sustainability Research for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She joined the National Trust after several years working in the field of community development and urban research. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's program in historic preservation, where she received a Master's degree in preservation planning and a certificate in real estate design and development through the Penn School of Design and Wharton Business School. Patrice completed her Master's thesis on the application of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards to historic buildings.
Before joining the National Trust, Patrice worked for the City of Goleta, California, where she coordinated the acquisition and preservation of coastal open space, as well as a number of community development related programs. Prior to her time in Goleta, Patrice worked for the Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy in Washington D.C., where she served as the executive assistant to the center director. Patrice's previous work in Washington, D.C. includes time as a staff assistant for two Secretaries of State at the U.S. State Department. She received her Bachelor's degree in politics and international relations from Scripps College in Claremont, California.