Eric Bustos is a candidate for the Master of Public Affairs (DC Concentration) at the LBJ School. He's a graduate in political science from St. Edward's University.
Prior to graduate school, Bustos worked at Capital Metro Transportation Authority as director of intergovernmental affairs, where he led the agency's advocacy efforts at the state, regional and local levels. He also led Capital Metro's stakeholder and elected official engagement efforts for Project Connect, the agency's $7 billion transit expansion program, approved by voters in November 2020.
Bustos is a fellow at the Austin Area Research Organization. He is interested in urban policy and strategies, particularly related to transportation and infrastructure. He hopes to find a Policy Apprenticeship in DC focused on advancing federal policies that expand resources in urban environments like transportation, housing and economic development by working with a federal agency, trade association or member of Congress.
Policy interests: Urban policy and strategies