Analyst, Economic Growth & Mobility Project
Areas of Expertise
Alvaro Sanchez joined the Bank in May 2018 to support the Bank’s Economic Growth & Mobility Project strategic initiative. Through his research and policy analysis experiences, he found that the ability to access fast internet through a broadband connection, start a small business, or find a well-paying job are all part of the story for residents of underserved communities to attain economic security. Highlighting disparities by place, race, and income in each of these topical areas promotes mobility for all. He conducts quantitative and qualitative research to provide actionable analysis to Third District stakeholders. Alvaro manages the Regional Economic Growth and Mobility Dashboard as part of his work.
Before joining the Bank, Alvaro 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. Previously, 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.
Alvaro has an M.S. in social policy from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in psychology from Temple University.