Juan Sebastian Arias joined Living Cities in March 2012 as a member of the Program Strategies team. He specifically staffs the Green Economy Working Group and provides research, writing, and analysis support to the group’s energy efficiency, stormwater infrastructure, and food system initiatives. Before joining Living Cities, he served as a Commercial Revitalization Intern with WHEDco, a community development non-profit in the South Bronx. Prior to that, he was a Harvard Fellow with the New York City office of Enterprise Community Partners. There, he supported Enterprise’s various policy, partner support, and weatherization initiatives. Juan Sebastian graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in Social Studies. He is a proud native of Chicago and resident of Spanish Harlem in New York.