Meet Our Team

Pedro Zapata, MPP

Pedro Zapata, Seniro Project Manager


Pedro is currently serving as the Director of Policy & Strategic Initiatives at DVS. In this role, he advises executive staff on policy using research and data analysis and is responsible for applying advanced statistical methods to develop and implement data collection and reporting strategies. Prior to his current role at DVS, Pedro served as the agency’s Interim Payroll & Timekeeping Analyst, as well as the Senior Project Manager.

Before joining Team DVS, Pedro was the East Harlem Zone Coordinator for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). At NYCHA, he acted as the liaison between frontline staff, resident leadership, and community stakeholders to expand economic opportunities and increase local resources for East Harlem residents.

Pedro holds a master’s in public policy with a concentration in policy analysis and regional planning from Stony Brook University where he also earned his bachelor’s degree in political science.