Deborah Plotnik, B.Arch, LEED AP, is the Program Coordinator for the Rutgers Center for Urban Policy Research. Deborah has an Architectural Professional Degree from Syracuse University. She has completed a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Architecture from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and is also a LEED Accredited Professional. Prior to joining the Rutgers Center for Green Building, she participated in Housing Reconstruction Research at the National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research Center, SUNY at Buffalo. Her research interests include green building and sustainable design.