Maria Filippelli

Data Director, Southern Economic Advancement Project

Maria Filippelli is the Data Director for SEAP at the Roosevelt Institute.

Maria Filippelli is the Data Director for SEAP at the Roosevelt Institute. Working with SEAP partners, Maria breaks down barriers to accessing and analyzing data needed to broaden economic power and build a more equitable future throughout the South. 

Maria has a background in data science, urban planning, and public interest technology. Most recently Maria was a Public Interest Technology Census Fellow with New America, where she developed and led a strategy to assist dozens of national, state, and local organizations and governments navigate the technical changes to the 2020 Census. Prior to that Maria was a Data Science Manager with DataKind and a Planner for the San Diego Association of Governments.

Maria is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and American Planning Association, on the Board of Directors for TechShift, and a NASA Space Apps Ambassador. In addition, Maria holds a MS in urban science and informatics from New York University and a MA in economics from San Diego State University.