Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

Steven Almazan

Policy Interests

  • Economic and Community Development
  • Economic Policy
  • Education
  • Government
  • Housing & Urban Policy
  • Poverty & Inequality

Biography

Steven Almazan was born and raised in Boyle Heights, California. His mother and father immigrated from México to Boyle Heights in the late 1960's and attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in the 1970's, when it was widely considered one of the worst schools in the nation. At a young age, he attended his local Head Start Preschool Program, and then matriculated through the local parochial school system. 

Steven graduated from Bishop Mora Salesian High School in 2009, and received his dual bachelor’s degree in communication and psychology from the University of Southern California in 2013. After college, he moved back home to Boyle Heights and taught as a special education teacher with KIPP L.A. Schools in East Los Angeles. While teaching, he received his master’s degree in special education from Loyola Marymount University in 2015 and served on the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council from 2014-2016.

Steven is currently a Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) Candidate at UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy, and will graduate in May 2018. After graduation, Steven plans to return to Los Angeles and find opportunities to develop effective, efficient, and equitable policies that lift working-class families out of poverty and into prosperity. 

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