Assistant Director of Product Development

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Robert Zarate-Morales joined Change Machine as a Product Manager in March 2020, and is currently the Assistant Director of Product Development. In this role, he is responsible for managing the product life cycle for new and existing products and features.

Prior to joining Change Machine, Robert led the product development of a mobile application aimed at increasing civic engagement by connecting local representatives with their constituents. He also worked at a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) where he managed data systems and leveraged technology to increase operational performance for its loan programs.

Robert graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont. He is a Certified Salesforce Administrator and a current fellow of the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service (FELPS) program at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. In his spare time, he can be found exploring new crevices in the city, volunteering, and learning to play the harmonica.