Shanti Abedin is the senior project coordinator for lending with the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA). In this role, she manages NFHA's education and outreach and investigations on the maintenance and marketing of real estate owned (REO) properties. She also provides data analysis and mapping expertise for many of NFHA's other projects and enforcement actions. Prior to joining NFHA, Abedin worked with the New South Wales Department of Planning in Sydney, Australia, as a research editor with the Department of Special Projects, publishing four publications in the Connecting Cities series on key urban planning issues for the Metropolis Congress in 2008. She also worked as a research officer at Janaagraha, a not-for-profit organization based in Bangalore, India, that works with citizens and the government to improve the quality of life in Indian cities and towns.