Neil Grbach, a native to the Pittsburgh area, studied Urban Studies and History at the University of Pittsburgh. He was involved in a number of ways on campus, including as the Fundraising Chair for the Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity and an active participant in the Emerging Leadersprogram. Neil also completed an internship with the Design Center of Pittsburgh. Neil was passionate about urban planning issues, and made a positive change in Pittsburgh. He served at the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation.