Ana Marie Argilagos

Ana Marie Argilagos is currently a senior advisor to the Ford Foundation's Equitable Development team. Previously she created the Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) where she served as its first deputy assistant secretary and also served as deputy chief of staff overseeing agency operations. Before re-joining HUD, she spent eight years as a senior program officer at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore where she spearheaded the foundation's work in Indian Country and along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Ms. Argilagos has a great track record within both the public and nonprofit sectors — from educational programs manager at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, to the director of the New Workplace for Women Project at the National Council of La Raza, and deputy director of AYUDA, a community-based legal clinic serving immigrants in Washington, DC. She has proven herself to be an entrepreneurial thinker with success in leading interdisciplinary teams and bridging diverse agendas for the betterment of the public. Ms. Argilagos received her B.A. in international relations from the American University and her master's degree in public administration from Harvard University.