Steven Lei--Assistant for Program and Professional Development, Avid Center of San Diego
Steven Lei is an organizational management and public affairs professional, working in program and professional development at the San Diego-based education non-profit AVID Center. He is responsible for managing a national educational leadership training program for the organization, whose mission is to prepare all students for college readiness and success in a global society. Steven has been active in various progressive local and national political campaigns, both domestically and abroad. His experience also includes work for former U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards and the One America PAC, the British Council, Americans for Informed Democracy, the New Americans Museum, major research universities and think tanks. His policy interests are foreign relations and international security, economic diplomacy, innovation and global competitiveness, educational equity and civil liberties. Steven received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego and master's degree from the London School of Economics.