Jay Arzu, a graduate of Marist College, began his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design in Fall 2021. Jay is the Co-Founder of the Collective Form, a walkable urbanism and community engagement platform, where he handles Strategic Initiatives, Equity Management, and Community Engagement.
From 2017 to 2018, Mr. Arzu was a Transportation and Equity Research Fellow for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF). He was responsible for data collection and the production of policy analysis and research with specific attention to best practices to promote integrated and comprehensive policy impacts in black communities nationwide.
In 2016, Jay was awarded a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to attend the Scuola di Direzione Aziendale (SDA) Bocconi where he earned a Master of Public Administration (MPA). In 2015, Jay served as a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) intern at the U.S House of Representatives.