Mishka has over 10 years of experience managing economic development technical assistance and research projects for regions, counties, and municipalities as well as facilitating peer learning opportunities. She has led engagements with economic development practitioners, consultants, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders in support of economic recovery projects. Prior to joining TIP, Mishka spent more than seven years in nonprofit sector research, programming, content development, and project management. At the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), she facilitated peer learning and supported professional development through various knowledge management activities to include webinars, workshops, and technical assistance projects. She received a Master of Public Administration from Washington Adventist University and Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Maryland, College Park.