Juan Collazos is a research associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. He has worked on several program evaluations and outcome and performance measurement projects concerning community development and revitalization, neighborhoods and youth development, and financial education. His areas of interest include public-private partnerships and place-based interventions for economic and community development.
Before joining Urban, Collazos interned at the United Nations, where he supported the work of the UN Institute for Training and Research and the Group of 77. He also worked in Colombia’s poverty reduction program ZOLIP, researching efficient channels for families to overcome extreme poverty in the municipality of Dagua.
Collazos, a Sondheim public affairs scholar and an Institute for International Public Policy Fellow, graduated with a BA in economics from the University of Maryland; he received a minor in political science and a certificate of general honors.