Eric is a Planning Associate at KDI’s Los Angeles office. Eric is passionate about creating truly democratic and inclusive planning processes with marginalized communities of color, and finding new ways to build sincere and collaborative relationships with community partners. He provides planning, community engagement and policy analysis support for KDI’s LA-based projects. Eric has a professional background in GIS mapping, community engagement, policy analysis, and project management. Prior to joining KDI he worked at the Reinvestment Fund as a Policy Solutions Intern, preparing maps and reports and providing technical support for local neighborhood community plans. During his Master’s program, Eric worked on a sustainable urbanization Master Plan for a group of communities in Northern Bogota, Colombia, and partnered with residents in North Philadelphia to transform a vacant lot into a community owned public space. He holds a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.