John Cruz

John Cruz


Rise
St. Louis
Data Management Coordinator
John joined Rise in December of 2015 as the Data Management Coordinator. In this capacity, he uses mapping technology to communicate information and data as a visual story. Additionally, he works with community partner organizations to interpret and properly utilize data as a way that can positively impact their service areas.
 

Originally from Detroit, John has called St. Louis home since moving from Montreal with his wife Kaitlin in the summer of 2015. 

He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Web Development from Baker College and a Masters of Urban Planning from Wayne State University with a focus on Economic Development. John is  a member of the American Planning Association (serving on the executive board of the Missouri chapter's St. Louis metropolitan section), the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, and Citizens for Modern Transit.

 

Technical Skills: Community engagement, Data management, GIS/mapping, Information design, Website development