Matt Yagyagan is a Special Projects Organizer at Alliance San Diego. In that role he advocates for equitable K-12 education policies, trains parents from low-income communities to be leaders in education, and mobilizes stakeholders to act on statewide education legislation.
Prior to joining Alliance San Diego, Matt was a 2011 Students for Economic Justice Intern, a 2011 Fellow in People For the American Way’s Front Line Leaders Academy, and a 2010 OCA Intern in the Office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
In his spare time, Matt is a Mentor with People For the American Way’s Civic Engagement Fellowship and a Facilitator for OCA’s Asian Pacific American Y-Advocate youth leadership program. He is the Secretary for the AAPI Democratic Club of San Diego and an Advisory Board member for the Students for Economic Justice internship.
Matt graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010 with dual B.A.s in Political Science and Ethnic Studies. While at Cal, he helped organize thousands of students in 2009 against budget cuts to public education, mobilized 2010 Census participation in Oakland’s low-income communities, and developed partnerships between the UC Berkeley Multicultural Center and the Bay Area community. Matt was born and raised in San Diego.