Alejandro Albanez Rivas is the Data Manager at CPOST. His primary responsibility is to manage the collection, organization, analysis, and presentation of data produced by militant organizations, applying his skills to projects with domestic and international policy significance.
He was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. He received his Master in Public Policy from the Harris School at the University of Chicago in June 2016. Before his MPP, he worked as a Crime Analyst at the Sucre Mayor’s Office in Caracas. During that time, Alejandro evaluated the impact of the Hot Spot Homicide Reduction program, the flagship program at the Public Safety Department. He has also worked as a Data Analysis Coordinator at the Miranda Governor’s Office, where he designed a descriptive evaluation pilot study to assess the state government social policies’ political impact. Alejandro participated in several political campaigns in his home country, including two presidential races, performing data analysis and strategic planning.
His undergraduate dissertation was the study of the main factors associated with the fear of crime in the Sucre municipality, which by that time was the municipality with the second highest homicide rate in Caracas and its suburban areas. He completed his undergraduate studies in Sociology at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Caracas, Venezuela). He enjoys biking, swimming, reading, and listening to music.