Position: Director of Research, Evaluation, and Strategic Initiatives

Tito is a passionate educator who brings over a decade of experience serving as an equity-oriented scholar-practitioner. A qualitative sociologist by training, his research interests converge on the intersections between critical race theory, cultural studies, and critical pedagogy.

Tito’s work in schools is grounded in community-driven and culturally sustaining approaches. His past roles include Dropout Prevention Counselor with The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, where he coordinated social and emotional support services for high school youth in Brooklyn and The Bronx. Tito also served as the Restorative Justice Coordinator for Make the Road New York, where he directed restorative approaches to school culture and discipline across four public high schools. These positions reflect Tito’s strong commitment to youth participatory action research, healing-centered engagement, and critical hope. Tito’s approaches as an organizational consultant/trainer are grounded in the principles of Emergent Strategy. He also serves as a trainer for the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute.

Tito is a social science researcher and educator at the Hunter College School of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching. He holds space for graduate students studying to be public school teachers and counselors, to engage with anti-bias and culturally responsive education as a tool for social justice. Tito is also a published writer, whose work has been included in peer-reviewed journals and in social science book chapters. He has presented his research at international conferences and has served as a reviewer for academic journals.

Tito holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Wesleyan University and a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences from The University of Chicago. He also earned a Masters of Philosophy from Brandeis University in pursuit of a Ph.D in Sociology.

Tito is a Bronx native, proud Boricua, and life-long New York Knicks fan. He enjoys spending time with his dog Kiko, DJ-ing, and tinkering with gadgets.