Pedro is currently serving as the Director of Policy & Strategic Initiatives at DVS. In this role he is responsible for overseeing the implementation of DVS projects and initiatives, tracking constituent data, and providing analytical support across all three of the agency’s lines of effort.
Prior to joining Team DVS, Zapata served as the East Harlem Zone Coordinator for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). At NYCHA, Zapata acted as the liaison between frontline staff, resident leadership, and community stakeholders with the aim of expanding economic opportunities and increasing local resources for East Harlem residents.
Zapata 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.