Jonathan Francisco Bonilla is a graduate student in the Master of City and Regional Planning program at the Bloustein School where he is pursuing a concentration in Community Development, Housing and Redevelopment. He is interested in sustainable socio-economic development, equitable planning practices and policies addressing racial justice, urban governance, community engagement, and alternative forms of development. Prior to joining the Bloustein School at Rutgers, he completed an internship at the Metropolitan Council as a Local Planning Assistant working on projects related to climate change, affordable housing, and environmental justice for the twin cities region in Minnesota. He has also completed research and related work on urban issues in Guatemala, South Africa, and Denmark. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from DePauw University.