Originally from San Antonio, TX, I live in Austin with my wife, Jess, and our family. Currently, I am the Associate Director of Data Science + Analytics at Longevity Partners. In addition, I serve as a commission member for the City of Austin’s Early Childhood Council and as the Vice-President of the Del Valle Commununity Coalition.

Professional Background: Prior to now, I have led data work for the LBJ School of Public Affairs’s Data Initiatives, Texas 2036 and the United Way for Greater Austin. Before my career in Data Science and Analytics, I worked as an educator for several years with KIPP Austin Public Schools and DC Public Schools in Washington, DC. At KIPP, I served as the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Austin region. In DC, I taught at MacFarland Middle School in DCPS where I served as a Literacy Intervention Specialist, Special Education Teacher, and IT Coordinator. When I moved to the DCPS Central Office, I worked as the Manager of Technology Strategy in the Office of the Chief Operating Officer.

Education Background: I hold Master’s degrees in Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) and in Education from George Mason University (Fairfax, VA). In my undergraduate life, I studied English at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX.

Research & Personal Interests: Having grown up in poverty and fatherless, my policy interests explore the intersections of poverty, public health, and public education. My non-policy interests center around my wife and our family, our friends, our church, getting outdoors, cooking, reading, podcasts, and the San Antonio Spurs.