Carlos is a crime and violence prevention and conflict reduction specialist. He has designed, managed, and implemented several citizen security, urban violence prevention, countering violent extremism, and conflict reduction projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as in North Africa. Previously, he has led violence and conflict reduction proposals, projects, evaluations, and research studies for organizations including the Inter-American Development Bank, UNICEF, USAID, and the U.S. Department of State, among others. Carlos has presented on violence prevention at international forums and academic institutions, and has advised diplomatic missions, governments, think tanks, NGOs, and strategic firms worldwide on violence prevention. Most recently, Carlos has focused on exploring the intersection between violence and migration. He holds a Master of Science degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, Arlington, VA, and a Bachelor's degree in Economics and in International Studies (Honors) from American University, Washington, DC.