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 works across three Civil Society program areas: Strengthening Civic Space, Enhancing Community Philanthropy and Special Initiatives. 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 — especially stews and curry recipes from all over the world — and is a comic book fan.

Joined Mott



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

Phone +1-810-238-5651

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