Background & Experience

John LaVaccare is an Analyst at ESI. As a graduate of the Master’s in Public Policy and Management program at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College, where he concentrated in Urban Development, John LaVaccare has academic knowledge in urban economic development, urban design, urban ecology, and real estate development.

Prior to ESI, Mr. LaVaccare gained work experience in local government, housing policy, and stormwater management. Recent experience includes:

  • Your Way Home Programs Coordinator, Montgomery County, PA, 2021;
  • Housing Research and Policy Associate, Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, 2020;
  • Communications Intern, Nine Mile Run Watershed Association (now known as Upstream Pittsburgh), 2019-2020.

Mr. LaVaccare also has extensive experience in academic communications research, journalism, and professional writing.

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic Development
  • Real Estate Development
  • Urban Economics
  • Public Policy