Tony Solís Cruz

MPA, Domestic Policy
School of Public and International Affairs
Class of 2024

Tony Solís Cruz is currently pursuing a Master in Public Affairs in Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA). He is interested in climate adaptation and in the ways communities of color are working with policymakers to address climate change in their communities. He is a first-generation DACAmented student who graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina. After Davidson, Tony served as a Teach for America corps member and was a mathematics teacher in the Washington, D.C. area. He later joined the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). While at MALDEF, Tony led redistricting efforts across the Eastern region in states ranging from Rhode Island to Florida. Prior to joining the SPIA community, Tony also worked for a Los Angeles based startup.