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Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda

Victor Santiago Pineda, Ph.D. is President and CEO of Pineda Foundation. He is a leading global expert on disability rights, policy, planning and design. He serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and directs the Inclusive Cities Lab at UC Berkeley. Pineda also is a Lecturer in the Comparative Disability Policy Program at American University’s School for International Service, and a Research Fellow at the World Institute on Disability. He has worked closely with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, World Bank, United Nations, UNESCO, UNICEF, and cabinet level officials in the UAE, Qatar, Venezuela, and Serbia among others to develop policies and programs that include persons with disabilities as equal stakeholders in development.


Education

  • Luskin School for Public Affairs at the University of California at Los Angeles, Ph.D.
  • University of California at Berkeley, MA, City and Regional Planning
  • University of California at Berkeley, BA, Political Economy
  • University of California at Berkeley, BS, Business Administration

Experience

  • US Federal Access Board, Public Member, Appointed by President Obama
  • Human Development and Capability Association
  • National Council on Disabilities, International Watch
  • Global Partnership on Disability and Development
  • Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities
  • Global Flagship on Inclusive Education
  • American Planning Association (APA)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) innovative research grant recipient
  • Fulbright-Hays Fellowship
  • Thomas Jefferson Award winner
  • Tom Clausen Fellowship for Business and Policy
  • AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award

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