Juan Sebastian is a Graduate Student Researcher at Government Alliance on Race and Equity. He formerly led the field building and knowledge work for Collective Impact and supports meaning making across the portfolio.

Juan Sebastian Arias joined Living Cities in March 2012 as a member of the Collective Impact team. 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.