Francis G. Torres is the Senior Policy Analyst for CNE’s Washington, D.C. Office.
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Francis has academic and professional experience with housing and urban policy, social safety net programs, and federal initiatives for local economic development. He works to strengthen CNE’s advocacy, thought leadership, and presence among networks of key stakeholders and decision-makers in Washington.
Francis earned his Master in Public Affairs from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, where he led a team of MPA students in researching and drafting Puerto Rico’s Moonshot Opportunity: Recommendations for the U.S. Territory’s Economic Future, a policy report focused on optimizing federal funding for Puerto Rico’s economic recovery.
Before joining CNE, Francis worked with the Urban Institute to launch their updated Welfare Rules Databook, a comprehensive database of TANF policies for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
At Princeton, Francis focused his MPA on Domestic Policy and earned a Certificate in Urban Policy. He earned his BA in International Relations from Brown University.