Resa joined the Science History Institute in June 2015. As the director of the Office of the President, she is responsible for managing the relationships and communications with the Institute’s board of directors and other governance groups; managing the Institute’s strategic plan; writing reports and communications on behalf of the president and CEO; and directing internal communications efforts. Resa also manages projects in conjunction with and on behalf of the president and CEO and serves as the executive director of the Society of Chemical Industry.

Resa has spent the majority of her diverse career in New York City, where she managed chamber orchestras, served as the public relations director for nonprofits, and ran her own graphic design firm. She also served as the publications manager for the Fashion Institute of Technology and was a speechwriter for the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. In Portland, Oregon, she worked for Metro Regional Government for five years in internal communications, graphic design, and external relations, and as communications support for the offices of the CEO and others.