Carlo De La Cruz is a senior associate at the Milken Institute California Center. His work focuses on workforce development, regional governance and the jobs-housing-transit balance through the Institute’s San Francisco Bay Area-based advocacy effort.
Prior to joining the Institute, De La Cruz worked in the Bay Area for over 10 years, working for and partnering with public agencies, affordable housing developers, community foundations and local nonprofits. Most recently, he managed and published a joint research initiative with the Association of Bay Area Governments and Resources for Community Development that analyzed the environmental and economic benefits of combining affordable housing with transit.
A double graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, De La Cruz received his bachelor’s degree in Asian American studies and history of art and a master’s in city planning. He works at the Institute’s Santa Monica office.