Miguel Segura currently works at Los Angeles Unified School District as the Director of Community Engagement, Southeast for Board District 5. Miguel personally acts as the liaison between the Board office and schools in the Southeast cities of Los Angeles. He manages constituent casework; supports schools throughout the Southeast; and builds and maintains relationships with political, advocacy, and local community groups. To fulfill the Board District 5 vision, Miguel mobilizes parents and community members to help them develop the organizing skills they need to be self-advocates to create real systems change. In his own words, “change comes when people stand up, speak up, and no longer want to stick to the status quo.”
Miguel started his career is education in 2010, as an Early Child Education teacher in Pico Union and South Los Angeles through Teach for America.
Upon completion of his degree in 2009, Miguel served as an Intern on the Business Team for former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, with aims to continue developing his engagement in the field of public service. In 2012, Miguel began volunteering for the Finance Team on Eric Garcetti’s campaign for Mayor of Los Angeles. As a native Angeleno, Miguel hoped to remain a relentless advocate for his community and in 2014, was elected to the Westlake North Neighborhood Council. Among his contributions to his own community, Miguel served as an Advance Staffer all over the United States and Grassroots Organizer in Nevada, Louisiana, Pennsylvania for Hillary for America, a Staffer to 49th District Assemblymember Ed Chau, a Consultant and Organizer for a New York City Field Program, and a Press Aide. A strong champion of advocacy, education and social justice.
Miguel has a B.A. in Political Science and Chicano/a Studies from California State University, Northridge and a Masters in Education from Loyola Marymount University. He finds pleasure in hiking, playing sports, drinking coffee, cooking, going out to dinners, spending time with family/ friends and watching many movies and different shows on Netflix.