Antonio is a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning student at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Before his graduate work, he received a Bachelor’s of Arts in History from the University of California Los Angeles. He is interested in studying and analyzing quantitative data to understand the impact of urban transformation on working-class communities in California. In particular, he is interested in understanding the intersections between housing affordability, social and economic inequality.
Antonio was a collaborator in the “No Going Back: Together for an Equitable and Inclusive Los Angeles” report. A collaborative research report by UCLA and USC calling for sweeping reforms to achieve a more equitable Los Angeles in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Antonio’s contribution focused on the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on working-class communities of color in Los Angeles in terms of housing affordability and economic stress resulting from the ensuing economic crisis.