Officer, Economic Prosperity Community
Fernando Montejo is the Community Relations Officer for Solve’s Economic Prosperity pillar. In this role, Fernando engages leaders from the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors to identify and support solutions to economic prosperity challenges in cities and regions worldwide. He is passionate about advancing community and economic development through civic innovation, place-based initiatives, and impactful partnerships.
Prior to joining Solve, Fernando worked with the executive team of the New York City Housing Authority, where he helped implement a portfolio of rigorous initiatives to improve quality of life for more than 400,000 working and low-income New Yorkers. He has also served as a researcher at the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism, and was a Global Policy Fellow at the Institute of Technology & Society in Rio de Janeiro, where he investigated the social challenges and innovation opportunities of staging the 2016 Olympic Games.
Fernando is of Peruvian descent, born and raised in Queens, New York City. He holds a Master in City Planning from MIT and a Bachelor of Science in Urban & Regional Studies from Cornell University.
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