Journal Staff

Bryan Cortes
Editor-in Chief
MPA/MBA ‘20
Rodrigo Dorador
Editor-in Chief
MPA/ID ‘20
Natalia Chavez
Executive Director
MC/MPA ‘20
Daniel Estupiñan
Senior Editor, Print
MPP ’21
Yasmin Serrato-Muñoz
Senior Editor, Digital
MPA/MBA ’21
Alberto Castellon
Editor
MPP ‘20
Alexander de Avila
Editor
MPP ‘21
Thomas Franco
Editor
MPP ‘21
Jazmine Garcia Delgadillo
Editor
DrPH ‘20
Catherine Dondero
Creative Director
ALB ‘20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bryan Cortes

Co-Editor-in-Chief

Bryan is passionate about financial markets and financial inclusion, and looks for any opportunity to build relationships to solve business and society’s most challenging problems. Originally from Los Angeles, Bryan is a first-generation college graduate and earned a degree in Economics with honors from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He is an avid reader and likes to collect presidential memoirs and biographies. He is a MBA/MPP candidate at MIT Sloan and HKS – class of 2020!

Rodrigo Dorador

Co-Editor-in-Chief

Rodrigo is pursuing an MPA/ID at HKS. He is interested in inclusive economic development, public finance, and social policy. Rodrigo is an inaugural U.S. Latinx Leadership Fellow at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership. In 2019, he served as a Bloomberg City Leadership Fellow in Topeka, Kansas for the city’s first Latina Mayor. Rodrigo serves as Board Treasurer for ScholarshipsA-Z, an Arizona based nonprofit working on increasing access to education for undocumented young people. Rodrigo loves his parents, Rosalva & Jesus, and his little sister Rocio.

Natalia Chavez

Executive Director

Natalia is a Mid-Career Master in Public Administration student at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is a cofounder of Urbanability, a nonprofit consultancy that aims to build livable and equitable urban communities by designing strategies anchored in community engagement, research, and data analysis. Previously, Natalia worked as a research and policy analyst at Covered California, the health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. She holds a Master in City Planning from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from Santa Clara University.

Daniel A. Estupiñan

Senior Editor, Print

Daniel is a Master in Public Policy candidate at Harvard Kennedy School. As an advocate for greater equity within public schools serving predominantly low-income Latinx communities, Daniel campaigned for, and was elected to the board of education of a school district in New Mexico serving approximately 13,600 students. Over the last five years, he has focused on promoting greater integration of technology within classrooms, expanding bilingual education, and creating pathways to higher education. As an alumnus of the PPIA Junior Summer Institute and the CHCI Internship Program, Daniel is passionate about empowering members of the Latinx community with the skills and resources they need to realize their academic and career potential.

Yasmin Serrato-Muñoz

Senior Editor, Digital

Yasmin is a first year MPA candidate concurrently pursuing an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is interested in increasing access to capital for minority small business owners. This past summer, Yasmin worked at a FinTech start up, creating a financial product for food truck vendors that increased access to affordable business loans. She is a former IT Strategy Consultant at  Accenture Federal Services and former Commissioner on the D.C. Mayor’s Commission on Latino Community Development, which represents 55,000+ Latinos in the District. Yasmin, a Florida native, holds a BSFS in Science, Technology, and International Affairs from Georgetown University.

Thomas Franco

Editor

Thomas is a first-year Master in Public Policy student at the Harvard Kennedy School. Before coming to Cambridge, Thomas taught in San Jose, CA as a Teach for America corps member. He is the Co-Chair of the U.S. LatinX Caucus, a student organization at HKS and a Policy Communications Associate at Opportunity Insights, an anti-poverty research institute. Thomas holds a B.A. in Cognitive Science from Case Western Reserve University where his senior capstone focused on LatinX civic engagement in Ohio. He is also an alumnus of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Internship Program.