Regina Costa became TURN’s research director in August 1991. She is responsible for developing TURN’s policy on regulatory, economic and public policy aspects of telecommunications issues, and participates heavily in TURN’s legal work in telecommunications. She also serves on the telecommunications committee of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA).
Prior to joining TURN, Costa was a policy research specialist for the state of Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. She also worked for MCI as an analyst helping to prepare a major telecommunications anti-trust lawsuit, and served as a consultant to the British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Center in Vancouver, BC.
Costa received an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree, both in communication, from Simon Fraser University. A native of Salinas, California, Costa lived in England for one year while doing post graduate research.