Osvaldo’s career with ELACC began in early 2012 volunteering with the organization’s Metro Campaign. While completing his M.A., from the Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Osvaldo eventually transitioned to the Real Estate Development department as an Assistant Project Manager. Osvaldo is currently assisting with two future developments – a Special Needs development that provides housing for single parent families, and a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) near one of Metro’s Gold Line stations. Osvaldo has strong activist roots, most recently serving as Co-Chair for Planners of Color for Social Equity (PCSE), a graduate student organization at UCLA whose slogan is “socially just planning”, and has just completed the Community Scholars Program, a joint initiative of UCLA's Department of Urban Planning and the Center for Labor Research. Osvaldo is truly proud to apply his Urban Planning and activist backgrounds towards advocating for social and economic justice in the affordable housing sectors of real estate development on the Eastside.
Eastsider Tidbit – “Whenever my wife and have had a long, stressful day or simply start craving comfort food, we head over to our favorite taco street vendor located on Gage Ave. and Dozier St. Best tacos ever! We’ve been stopping by to eat there since we first started dating over 10 years ago!