Doctoral Student, Department of City and Regional Planning
Specialization: Housing & Community Development
Hometown: Madison, WI
Previous Degrees: BS History & Political Science – University of Wisconsin ‘14, MURP – University of Minnesota 16’
Jaramillo works as a research associate at the Center for Urban and Regional Studies where he conducts ongoing evaluations of the Charlotte Housing Authority’s Move to Work and Jobs Plus programs.
Jaramillo’s experience as an affordable housing researcher in the Twin Cities lead him to Carolina Planning as a PhD student. Through a range of research experiences he has examined how the built environment reflects and perpetuates systems of privilege and disadvantage, particularly with respects to neighborhood conditions and access to affordable housing. He chose to pursue a planning doctorate not only to further explore these topics, but also because the applied nature of planning gives him the opportunity to work toward advancing more equitable urban planning practices.