Juan is the Senior Data and Design Researcher at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation. He works at the intersection of data, GIS, visualization, journalism, architecture, urbanism, and the humanities, and he teaches graduate level workshops and seminars on mapping, advanced GIS and data visualization. In the past Juan has worked as a research scholar at the Center for Spatial Research and the Spatial Information Design Lab, as an architectural designer for Carlos Zapata Studio and D.G.T. Architects. He was also the GIS project coordinator for the Catholic Charities. Juan has a Masters of Architecture and a Masters of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University, and B.A. in Philosophy from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.