Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

Jonathan Stein (MPP/JD ’13)

Civil Rights Attorney, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus (Bay Area, CA)


Jonathan is a civil rights attorney, currently of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus, the nation's oldest Asian American civil rights organization, and previously of the ACLU of California. Jonathan focuses on ensuring access to voting for immigrant voters, limited English-proficient voters, and historically disenfranchised communities. While receiving his MPP and JD from UC Berkeley, Jonathan served as the Student Regent on the University of California’s Board of Regents, advocating for the interests of the 230,000 students of the UC system. Prior to graduate school, Jonathan spent four years at Mother Jones magazine as a researcher, assistant editor, blogger, and campaign correspondent during the 2008 presidential elections. 

Jonathan currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the nonprofit organization California Common Cause and is a Commissioner on the City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission.




  • Governance (Chair)