Ramon Quintero is an Equitable Planning Analyst for the Othering & Belonging Institute. As part of the Community Power and Policy Partnerships Program team, he supports collaborative research projects that examine transportation, land use, and economic development projects. He uses an intersectional, multidisciplinary, participatory approach to evaluate and understand the outcome of equitable policies.

Ramon has experience in community planning, policy analysis, qualitative participatory research, grassroots advocacy, and organisational leadership capacity building. His past research has focused on planning for immigrant youth integration to the United States and Spain. He has extensive experience in advocating for access to free public education, healthcare, housing, transportation, and participatory budgeting.

Born in Mexico, Ramon grew up undocumented in Southern California where he learned about the positive effects of belonging to a community that have shaped his path. He holds a master’s degree in Urban Regional Planning & Latin American Studies from UCLA and a bachelor’s degree in Ethnic Studies and Geography from Berkeley.