From 2010-15, ran and originated the Planning and Economic Development at University City District, where she developed some of the most innovative public space projects in the country. Before working at UCD, Prema was a Real Estate Manager in PIDC’s Real Estate Services group. She has also worked at Yale University and at the Urban Land Institute, where she authored a book on placemaking in mixed-use development. She is a board member of the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
Raised in Connecticut, Prema is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. She lives in West Mount Airy with her husband and two small children.