Manuel Santana Palacios

MURP ‘15 GPA Certificate: Global Urbanization and Regional Development

Manuel holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Transportation Engineering. Currently he is a MURP candidate – Transportation Policy & Planning concentration – and is enrolled in the Global Urbanization and Regional Development GPA Certificate Program at UCLA. Born and raised in Colombia, Manuel is passionate about working for Latin America. He has worked in organizations such as TransMilenio S.A, Steer Davies & Gleave Limited, the Development Bank of Latin America, and the World Bank, helping to improve urban transportation options for the poor. Manuel’s main goal is to positively influence urban development and sustainable transportation planning in the developed and developing world.