Flores last served as Chief Strategic Officer for the Abyssinian Development Corporation. Prior to his tenure at Abyssinian, Flores worked for the Office of the Manhattan Borough President, where he served first as Deputy Director of Land Use Housing and Development and then as Director of Borough President Fields' Northern Manhattan Office. Flores has also written extensively; his work includes a study of his life as a radical in the 1970's. Flores holds an undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University. He received a Masters in Urban Planning from New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and was a Revson Fellow at Columbia.