Miguel Segura

Miguel, a product of LAUSD schools, was born and raised in Board District 5. At fourteen, Miguel volunteered for the Al Gore Presidential Campaign, igniting his passion and drive for public service. He attended California State University, Northridge, majoring in Political Science and Chicano/a Studies. As an undergraduate student, he took advantage of every opportunity to become more thoroughly involved in his collegiate experience. He became a New Student Orientation Leader and later became a Coordinator of the program. He joined his university’s Associated Students-Student Government, serving as a Student Senator for two years and Student Body President during his last year, representing 36,000 students. Upon completion of his degree in 2009, Miguel served as an intern on the Business Team for former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, with aims to continue developing his engagement in the field of public service. Thereafter, he was recruited by Teach for America and taught for four years in Pico Union and South LA. While teaching, Miguel continued to pursue higher education and graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Master’s in Education. In 2012, Miguel began volunteering for the Finance Team on Eric Garcetti’s campaign for Mayor of Los Angeles. As a native Angeleno, Miguel hoped to remain a relentless advocate for his community and in 2014, was elected to the Westlake North Neighborhood Council. Among his contributions to his own community, Miguel served as an Advance Staffer for Hillary for America, a Staffer to 49th District Assemblymember Ed Chau, a Consultant and Organizer for a New York City Field Program, and a Press Aide. A strong champion of advocacy, education and social justice, Miguel is thrilled and humbled to be part of the Board District 5 Team. As our Director of Community Engagement, Southeast, Miguel serves as a liaison between BD5 and the schools and communities in the Southeast Cities. He manages constituent casework; supports schools throughout the Southeast; and builds and maintains relationships with political, advocacy, and local community groups. Miguel mobilizes parents and community members to help them develop the organizing skills they need to be self-advocates to create real systems change. In his own words, “change comes when people stand up, speak up, and no longer want to stick to the status quo.”

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