Kevin Reddy
He/ Him/His
Candidate for MA in Political Science, Marquette University

Kevin Reddy is a Political Science graduate student at Marquette University and a Legislative Aide Intern for Alderman Michael Murphy of the 10th District in Milwaukee. In the spring, he will be interning with The Near West Side Partners in Milwaukee and the Democratic State Assembly in Madison.

Kevin taught social studies at St. Anthony High School from 2016 to 2018. As a teacher, Kevin advocated for documented and undocumented immigrant students by starting a youth chapter of Voces De La Frontera, Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES), and coordinating student involvement for the Day Without Latinos and May Day. Kevin also started the process of implementing a Gay-Straight Alliance group (GSA) for LGBTQ students and strongly urged school leadership to enact racial competency training for teachers.

After teaching Sociology for two years and watching the Ava DuVernay documentary, the 13th, Kevin gained a passion for criminal justice reform and joined the non-profit organization, JusticePoint, as a substance abuse case manager. While at JusticePoint, Kevin learned more about diversionary and rehabilitative programs in Milwaukee County that are attempting to reduce the recidivism rate. Kevin served as a liaison between his clients and the county court system, holding clients with deferred prosecution agreements accountable in their diversionary programs.

Kevin is originally from Mount Prospect, Illinois. He completed the International Baccalaureate at the International School of Berne in Switzerland from the ages of fifteen to eighteen after moving there with his family. After completing High School, Kevin attended Marquette University in 2012 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and History in 2016.