Brayan Rosa-Rodríguez

Senior Economic Policy Analyst, UnidosUS (Invited)

Brayan Rosa-Rodríguez

Brayan Rosa-Rodríguez serves as the Senior Policy Analyst with the Economic Policy Project at UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza). In this role, he analyzes and advocates for economic policies that can improve the lives of Latinos living in the U.S.

Prior to joining UnidosUS, Brayan served as the Public Policy Manager at the Youth Development Institute of Puerto Rico. Over his career, Brayan has been able to work in favor of economic and education policies that can benefit those in most need. He has experience working with poverty alleviation programs, economic development policies, tax credits and incentives, and in program evaluation.

Brayan is currently an Ed.M. candidate in Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has a master’s degree in public administration and policy from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Carolina campus in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Psychology.

Panel Information


11:10 AM EST

Empowering Our Small Business to Thrive in the 21st Century

Small businesses are the bedrock of the American economy and spirit: accounting for 99% of all businesses in the U.S. (i.e., businesses with 500 or fewer employees), and make up approximately 50% of our GDP. Moreover, small business owners contribute to their communities in immense ways. This panel will explore the economic landscape of Latino small businesses in America, particularly in light of, and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the panel will present how small businesses can qualify for federal government support ahead of May 2023, when the COVID-19 declaration is set to lift.

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