Carlos Rios-Santiago

Associate Program Officer

Civil Society


Carlos Rios-Santiago joined Mott in 2018 as a program assistant and was promoted to associate program officer in 2019. He is responsible for grantmaking in the Strengthening Civic Space and Special Initiatives program areas. As a student, he studied economics and public policy and has a keen interest in fiscal policy, data management and econometrics. He earned both a bachelor’s degree in economics and master’s in public policy from Michigan State University.

A native of Puerto Rico, Rios-Santiago has called Michigan home since he was 10 years old and is bilingual in English and Spanish. He enjoys cooking and is an avid video gamer.

Joined Mott



Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Mott Foundation Building
503 S. Saginaw St., Suite 1200
Flint, Mich. 48502-1851

Phone +1-810-238-5651

Fax +1-810-766-1753