Smart Community Corps - Daniel Marchetto

daniel marchetto

Project: Housing Data Analytics and Visualization Initiative
Location: City of Albany

Daniel Marchetto is currently pursuing his PhD in Public Policy at Georgia Tech and is expected to finish his degree in 2023.  He received his master’s in Public Policy from Arizona State University and his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University.   His research interests are in the intersection of behavioral science, environmental and energy policy, climate policy, and machine learning.

As an undergraduate, Daniel spent time working as a research assistant in an oncology research lab as well as a research assistant in a cognitive psychology lab. After the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report came out in 2014, Daniel decided to change academic focus towards climate change and public policy.  Daniel’s experience with public policy has included working on projects directed towards topics ranging from food deserts to environmental management. One project addressed brownfield development along the Rio Salado Corridor as part of Senator McCain’s Rio Reimagined Initiative leading to a forum on the redevelopment of retired aggregate mines along the corridor with attendance from key stakeholders in Maricopa county.

Daniel will be joining the GA Smart Community Albany Housing Data Analytics and Visualization Initiative.  The city of Albany is developing an automated housing registry for the city as part of a Smart Resilience initiative.  This initiative seeks to bridge the gaps between the current system and provide the data and information necessary to manage the Albany housing inventory effectively. The product of the initiative will allow for a better mangement of public funds allocated for housing and neighborhood infrastructure repairs and enhancements.

He will be working with Steven Carter, Chief Information Officer, Technology & Communications – City of Albany.  Daniel will reside in Albany during his summer internship and will participate in public engagement events.  He will be working with Dr. Omar Asensio, Professor – GT School of Public Policy and his team to take the feedback from these public engagements events and help design a functional user interface for the automated data analytics and visualization reporting tool. 
In his spare time, Daniel enjoys spending his spare time reading, playing games (board and video), and fencing (foil).

We welcome Daniel onboard and are happy to have him on our Smart Community Corps Team.