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Alvaro Sanchez

Alvaro Sanchez, MSSP’18

  • Analyst, Economic Growth and Mobility Project, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Alvaro Sanchez joined the Community Development and Regional Outreach Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia as an Economic Growth and Mobility Project Analyst in May 2018. In his role, he contributes quantitative and qualitative research, while organizing local stakeholders around strategic initiatives to strengthen equitable economic development in the Third District with actionable analysis. Prior to joining the Bank, Alvaro completed a graduate program at the University of Pennsylvania. While attending Penn, he was a Public Policy Fellow in the Office of the Council President with Philadelphia City Council, providing research for City initiatives relating to housing affordability and student debt. Prior to his time at City Hall, he was a Research Intern at the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, an Early Education Policy Fellow with the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity, and a Public Policy and Analysis Intern with the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. During his time as an undergraduate student, Alvaro worked as a Research Assistant on The Crossroads Study, a multi-site research project investigating the long-term impacts of formal and informal processing on first-time juvenile offenders with Dr. Laurence Steinberg.

Alvaro holds a BA from Temple University, where he majored in psychology and minored in political science. He also holds an MS in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

“The MSSP program is an ideal fit for any individual looking to build on their policy analysis and quantitative research skillset. During my time at SP2, I found myself immersed in an environment that challenged me to develop a nuanced understanding of my policy issue areas and drove me to expand my understanding of how social policy can empower the marginalized communities we engage in this work for.”

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