For three years, he was the Obama Administration’s Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In that Senate-confirmed principal position, he advised HUD’s Secretary on policy and research to promote informed decisions on HUD policies, programs, and budget and legislative proposals. He previously worked at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
He serves on the Board of varied organizations, including earned Enterprise Community Partners and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and his BA from Harvard University.