Peter James Kralovec has over 10 years of experience in urban policy research, writing, program management, policy advocacy, and faith and justice issues.
He joined the Georgetown University Urban and Regional Planning program as Program Director in Fall 2014. Prior to Georgetown, Peter served on the White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2), an inter-agency initiative created by President Obama in 2012 to spark economic rebound in distressed urban communities across the country. At SC2, Peter managed the deployment of technical assistance, collection of community-based data, program communications, and promotion of national best practices. In addition to SC2, Peter supported HUD’s research mission as an author and co-editor for Evidence Matters, HUD’s quarterly publication covering new research in housing and community development.
Prior to his work at SC2 and HUD, Peter served in roles related to congressional relations, public policy analysis, and social justice and the common good. As a Legislative Assistant at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Peter conducted research and prepared DOJ witnesses for congressional hearings. A product of Jesuit education, Peter served as the Director of Policy and Development for Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, an advocacy organization pursuing public policies that advance human dignity. In 2008, Peter served as a faith outreach adviser on President Obama's campaign.
Peter received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his Master of Urban Planning from the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University (NYU). At NYU he worked as a Project Manager at the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy and was recognized with the Robert Berne Award for Leadership for his advancement of school community. He currently serves on the boards of the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association and the "Salt and Light" Advisory Committee of Georgetown University's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life.