Ligia Pérez is a project manager in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. She coordinates and ensures smooth processes for proposal preparation and submission to funders. She works with the center’s principal investigators, director, and administrator to manage proposal development, grants, and contracts.
Before joining Urban, Pérez was a project manager in the Democracy and Governance Office at US Agency for International Development–El Salvador. She managed education and workforce development contracts for at-risk youth and managed local and regional performance measurements of projects for crime and violence prevention, justice, transparency and governance, youth development, education, science and technology, public-private alliances, and gender equality. Pérez has also been a strategic planner in an organization responsible for maintaining highways and roads, and she was an urban planner in El Salvador.
Pérez has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Florida International University, a master’s degree in business administration from ISEADE in El Salvador, and a master’s degree in urban studies and community planning from the University of Maryland. She has also taken courses in workforce development, urban planning, geographic information systems, and gender equality.
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