Ana Marie Argilagos
Senior Advisor to the Ford Foundation, Just Cities Initiative/Metropolitan Opportunity Unit, United States
Ana Marie Argilagos has been conceptualising, implementing and scaling community development programmes and process innovations for over 20 years. She is currently a Senior Advisor at the Ford Foundation's the Metropolitan Opportunities initiatives and a professor of urban planning at New York University. Previous to that she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office for International & Philanthropic Innovation at the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. Ms. Argilagos’s prior position was as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Secretary’s Office at the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development where she oversaw agency operations. For 8 years, she served as Senior Program Officer at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a foundation dedicated to serving low-income populations living in Indian Country and along the U.S.-Mexico border. Ms. Argilagos has a great track record within both the public and non-profit sectors. From Educational Programs Manager at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists to the Director of the New Workplace for Women Project at the National Council of La Raza, Ms. Argilagos is an entrepreneurial thinker with proven success in leading interdisciplinary teams and bridging diverse agendas for the betterment of the public. Ms. Argilagos received her BA in International Relations from The American University and her Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University.