Oscar Perry Abello is a NYC-based journalist writing about equity and justice in cities, communities, finance and the economy. Since 2011, his writing has appeared online for publications such as Fast Company, Next City, and NextBillion, covering economic development, public policy, philanthropy, crowdfunding, financial transparency, financial inclusion, impact investing, fair trade and more.
Oscar's coverage is informed by his prior work as an online media specialist in global development, where he worked with some of the largest and most respected nonprofit organizations in the world (BRAC, Population Services International) as well as smaller organizations with a more niche, expert audience (Center for International Private Enterprise, Results for Development, UN Dispatch, DAWNS Digest).
Oscar is an alumnus of Villanova University, where he received a B.A. in Economics, with a minor in Peace and Justice Studies. Upon graduation, he was an inaugural co-recipient of the Solidarity Award, given by Villanova University's Center for Peace and Justice Education, "to a graduating senior or seniors in exceptional circumstances to recognize distinctive service to the cause of justice and peace."