Pedro Jose Viloria is our current Program Coordinator for Community Engagement & Development. He was born in Caracas, Venezuela but spent most of his life in Maracaibo before his family decided to move to the United States in order to flee from the current crisis. After a brief residence in Miami, they relocated to metro-Atlanta where they have lived for the last 15 years. It was in Atlanta that Pedro was able to plant his roots and begin his work as an advocate for the Latino community.
Pedro graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and French Studies with international recognitions from SciencesPo, Paris and University College London. During his undergraduate career, Pedro also worked as a Research Assistant for Dr. Chris Brown at Georgia State University under the Robinson Country Intelligence Index Project where he did research and data analysis focused on data collection and interpretation for over 199 countries.
Fully tri-lingual (Spanish, English, French) with intermediate German proficiency, Pedro is passionate about language access, representation and nonprofit effective work, having founded and managed Abajo Cadenas! Venezuela Libre! a NGO dedicated to providing meals to unprivileged children in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Pedro prides himself in his dedication to community values and strives to build a more inclusive Georgia that welcomes and celebrates diversity.