Ellie Valega
Special Assistant to the President and Project Administrator
I have come to understand the necessity of seeing policy through a lens of access and equity, a core value of the Urban Institute. I am thrilled to join Urban and support the executive team in its work to engage and promote evidence-based solutions to the challenges we face.

Ellie Valega is the special assistant to the president and project administrator in the executive office. Valega provides support to Urban Institute President, Sarah Rosen Wartell, and works with the executive team on various projects. Valega joined the Urban Institute after working in congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia’s office, one of her hometown representatives. She attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where she studied international studies and Spanish.