Marcel is a Senior Planner at RPA. He provides technical expertise and research capabilities to RPA’s planning and advocacy efforts.

Prior to joining RPA, Marcel was Project Manager at the Municipal Art Society of New York where he helped inform positions regarding citywide policies and precedent setting land use decisions. He has experience in stormwater infrastructure and has worked as a waterfront planning consultant for Insight Civil Engineering, and Community Boards 9 and 10 in the Bronx.

Marcel has a master’s degree in Urban Environmental Systems from the Pratt Institute Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE) and holds a bachelor from the School of Architecture and Design, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. Marcel is a visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute, recipient of an American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) research honor award, and a drum machine aficionado.