Jared Alves is a budding urban planner.
As a former Senior Manager at Avalere Health, a healthcare consulting firm in Washington, DC, Jared has four years of experience managing client relationships and translating complex regulations, public policy and ideas into concise, multimedia formats. Although Jared appreciated the opportunities afforded by Avalere to grow professionally, he decided to risk leaving the firm in August 2016 to pursue his newfound passion in helping to achieve accessible, vibrant, and sustainable communities.
From September 2016 to September 2017, Jared pursued a Master of Civic Design in Town and Regional Planning at the University of Liverpool, England, the first school in the world to have a dedicated planning program. Living in England afforded Jared numerous opportunities to learn from European cities and towns, lessons he hopes to bring to his next job in the United States. In classes, Jared expanded his knowledge of the history, theories, techniques, and software of planning (from GIS to SPSS and SketchUp).
Jared is set to achieve First Class Honors at the University of Liverpool and graduated Summa Cum Laude from American University with a BS and BA in Economics and Interdisciplinary Studies. He is active on Twitter (@JAlves6), Facebook, and LinkedIn. If you would like to know more, email him at Jared.Alves6(at)gmail.com.