Galante, a UC Berkeley alumna, has worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for five years. She was confirmed as FHA commissioner in 2012, where she manages its trillion dollar insurance portfolio and helped formulate the agency’s response to the housing crisis.
Galante said she would serve as the I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy, working also as an adjunct professor in the department of city and regional planning. She will also serve as director of the Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy and co-chair of the policy advisory board for the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics.
Prior to working for the federal government, Galante served as president of BRIDGE Housing Corporation, a nonprofit affordable housing developer. Affordable housing leader Don Terner, in whose memory her new professorship was named, previously held the same position.more » « less