Ratna Amin leads SPUR's work to create a high quality transportation system in San Francisco, San Jose and the Bay Area region. Her areas of focus include transit agencies and service, infrastructure planning and sustainable transportation.
Prior to joining SPUR, Ratna worked in the policy areas of transportation, education and local government. She has also worked with many local public agencies and social sector organizations on leadership development, strategic planning and communications. Her previous roles include chief of staff to the Oakland City Council president, senior associate at Environmental Science Associates and analyst at Cambridge Systematics.
Ratna has master’s degrees in city and regional planning and transportation engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. She is an alumnus of the San Francisco Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and Teach for America. She has a particular interest in organizational development, civic technology, design and lean government and is trained in strategic visioning, graphic facilitation and scenario planning.