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Nicholas Pez

Education: Pursuing a B.A. in Economics and Urban Studies at Stanford University

Recent projects include: Center for a New Economy, Open Society Foundation

Personal interests include: Flying airplanes, designing buildings/cities, collecting world coins and banknotes, politics, tennis, and astronomy

Nicholas studies Economics and Urban Studies at Stanford University with focused coursework in real estate and international development. At Stanford he is involved in ASPIRE (Association of Students Promoting Innovation in Real Estate) and in the Financial Inclusion Team at SGDA (Stanford Global Development Association). Currently, he is a Community Engaged Learning Coordinator at Stanford’s Sustainable Urban Systems Initiative (SUS), where he facilitates connections between local Bay Area non-profits and Stanford’s SUS projects, which range from affordable housing innovation to climate change risk assessment.

Nicholas has been in the founding team of a real estate investment fund focused on Opportunity Zones, a community development tax incentive, and has also participated in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Low Income Housing Challenge, becoming a national finalist and receiving recognitions for best design and most unique development proposal. He has also received numerous regional and national awards for his artwork and architectural designs. Nicholas was born and grew up in Lima, Peru and now calls Detroit, Michigan home.