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Alexius Marcano

Manager of Criminal Justice Research


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Todd Spoth

Alexius is responsible for growing and managing Arnold Ventures’ research investments that center meaningful community engagement, participatory research methods, and racial equity in their approach. He approaches this work from a social determinants of health perspective, which understands public safety and thriving as being multi-dimensional and rooted in community cohesion, access to resources, and self-advocacy.

Prior to joining Arnold Ventures, Alexius served as the Senior Program Operations Manager at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice supporting the Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS), which coordinates the citywide network of gun violence interrupters and works to ensure that historically disenfranchised communities have access to opportunities and healthy living environments. In this role, he provided research, operational, and financial oversight to ONS programs and helped build relationships between partner agencies, nonprofits, and community groups.

Previously, Alexius performed research on affordable housing policy with a focus on gentrification and resident displacement in a variety of contexts, including the Furman Center at New York University, the Kinder Institute at Rice University, and the Center for Community Partnerships at Emory University. Alexius proudly began his career as a community organizer, supporting immigration reform and Medicaid expansion in his hometown of Miami, Florida.

Alexius received his Master’s of Public Administration in Public & Nonprofit Management from the NYU Wagner School of Public Service and was a recipient of the David Bohnett Public Service Fellowship. He received his Bachelor’s in Political Science from Emory University.

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Todd Spoth
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