Samuel I. Parada is a candidate for the Master of Public Affairs (DC Concentration) at the LBJ School. He is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University with a bachelor's degree in political science.
Parada interned with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund, the U.S. Congress and the Democratic Governors Association, which sparked an interest in crafting policy that is accessible and meaningful using his Spanish bilingual language skills to reach a growing Hispanic-American population.
At LBJ, Parada is a graduate assistant in the policy development pilot program, which focuses on the intersectional nature of immigration, health and crafting sound policy.
Parada is interested in Census apportionment and achieving equitable representation through Census data. He hopes to find a Policy Apprenticeship in DC focused on bridging the law and policy that defines how the Census is administered and how the data can inform how the country is democratically represented at an organization or agency such as the American Immigration Lawyers Association or the Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau.
Policy interests: Census apportionment; expanding educational opportunities to first-generation students