Omar Carrillo Tinajero is Assistant Director of Programs, Connect Capital at the Center for Community Investment. He previously worked in housing, health, and community development policy in Oregon. Most recently, as the Housing Policy Manager at Neighborhood Partnerships, he collaborated with leaders in the private and public sectors to change state housing policies and elevate affordable housing as a state budget priority. During this time, he also helped develop approaches to engage diverse community members in various planning initiatives across several cities in Oregon as an Associate at Cogan Owens Greene, LLC. Omar has a Master in Urban Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and an AB from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.