José Larios is the Program Fellow for the Effective Philanthropy Group (EPG) at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. In his work with the Effective Philanthropy Group, he supports efforts to strengthen the capacity of the foundation’s programs, initiatives, and grantee partners — and philanthropy, in general — to achieve their goals and benefit the common good. Through his fellowship, José supports the Group’s strategy refreshes, grantmaking, as well as its measurement, evaluation, and learning efforts.
Prior to joining the foundation, José tracked state and federal-led economic and racial equity investments in the higher education space as a Public Policy Intern at the Lumina Foundation. Earlier in his career, he conducted research at Harvard on the interconnections of non-profit-led anti-poverty measures on community college campuses as a means to boost college success for working-class and low-income students.
A Queens native, José holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies with a secondary in economics from Harvard University and a master’s degree in education policy from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. Outside of work, José can be found in a history museum, a hiking trail, or a boxing gym.