Hillit Meidar-Alfi is a wife and mother of four children aged 6 to 15, trained architect, tech entrepreneur and Philadelphia-raised daughter of Israeli immigrants. Hillit received her Bachelors of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University in1994 and her Master of City Planning in 2000 and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. Prior to returning to school for her MCP, Ms. Meidar-Alfi worked abroad in Israel for several architectural firms. Upon completing her Master’s degree Ms. Meidar-Alfi joined the Healthcare Practice Group at Hillier. Her dissertation research focused on the impacts of infrastructure on daily life, specifically the effects of infrastructure investments on quality of life measures. The study is based on a case study in New York City.
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