Patricio Saavedra (they/them/theirs) is the Climate Data Analyst in support of ISC’s role as an EPA Environmental Justice National Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center. As such, they ensure the equitable gathering, preparation, analysis, and communication of data in the monitoring and evaluation of the program.
Prior to joining ISC, Patricio provided freelance spatial data analysis during the construction of solar farms for the MIT-born solar software start-up, Raptor Maps. They have also assisted several Michigan communities in urban planning efforts, including: working as the Office and Grants Manager for the City of Detroit Planning & Development Department; engaging with small towns as a Planner for Detroit-based firm, Giffels Webster; and aiding the City of Warren and Beckett & Raeder, Inc. in the implementation of the city’s 2021 Master Plan, which would go on to receive that year’s Daniel Burnham Award for Comprehensive Plan.
In their free time, Patricio enjoys creating art through various mediums, reading and volunteering in their community by reviewing grant applications. They have acted as a Grant Review Committee member with Impact100 Metro Detroit and currently act as a Grantmaking Fellow for the Point of Pride Trans Surgery Fund.
Patricio received their Bachelor of Science in Community Development from Central Michigan University.