Aster Teclay
Business Strategy Officer, The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh

Aster Teclay hails from the great state of Maryland and now resides in Pittsburgh. She received a dual Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Business from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Point Park University and a Master of Public Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University. She possesses over a decade of public sector experiences including affordable housing policy and economic development. She currently serves as a Business Strategy Officer for the Urban Redevelopment Authority in Pittsburgh where she focuses on developing solutions to support small business. Aster is passionate about the community and leadership development, often working on various community initiatives. In 2015, Aster co-founded Invest in Her, an organization whose aim is to enhance the volume and sustainability of female entrepreneurs in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Invest in Her provides resources and capital support through educational networking opportunities and through their annual business pitch competition. In her spare time, Aster enjoys reading, traveling, and binge watching Netflix.