Juan Camilo Osorio is NYC-EJA’s Director of Research, where he designs and conducts research and policy analysis on all aspects of NYC-EJA’s advocacy agenda -- including climate adaptation and pollution prevention strategies for industrial waterfront neighborhoods as part of the Waterfront Justice Project, and various other issues disproportionately affecting low-income groups and communities of color in new York City. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Pratt Institute’s Graduate Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development (PSPD), introducing graduate students to qualitative and quantitative urban planning research. Before joining NYC-EJA, he was a Senior Planner and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst at The Municipal Art Society Planning Center, where he used spatial information to support research and advocacy on community-based planning, urban design and historic preservation. Before moving to New York, he worked with the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center, a non-profit agency based in Holyoke, Massachusetts, using GIS to study systematic and procedural impediments to fair housing in the central and western regions of that State. He received a master’s degree in regional planning from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a professional degree in architecture from the National University of Colombia, Bogotá.