Konnor (he/him) is an educator focused on addressing the holistic needs of students. He has worked for multiple social emotional development organizations where he has had the opportunity to interact with a diverse range of young people across the United States, ages 8-22 years old. Through these positions, he has gained experience facilitating experiential learning, teaching “soft skills” to students, writing curriculum, training staff, and developing program policy and procedures. Konnor received his Master’s Degree in Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara where he served as Legislative Liaison for the Graduate Student Association while conducting research on education policy topics such as social emotional learning, behavioral health program implementation, and student wellness. After graduation, Konnor was selected to participate in the Urban Leaders Fellowship where he conducted policy research on school choice for Colorado State Assemblymember Jennifer Bacon, as well as presented findings and made policy recommendations to the House Education Committee. Konnor is deeply passionate about implementing progressive policy to create lasting change in the San Diego community. In his free time, Konnor enjoys camping and backpacking, going to the beach, taking his dog, Hermie, on adventures, and playing adult league softball.