Shannon Hovis is a Senior Legislative Assistant to California State Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra.
In this role, she is responsible for developing and managing the Assemblymember’s legislation. She staffs Mr. Bocanegra on the Assembly Select Committee on Addressing Out of School, Unemployed Youth, which he chairs, and on the Assembly Business Professions, Consumer Protections Committee and the Select Committee on Justice Reinvestment, of which he is a member. Ms. Hovis further advises him on the issues of education, higher education, and human services.
Prior to working for the Legislature, Ms. Hovis worked in Governmental Affairs for Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. She has also served as a policy analyst for Berkeley Unified School District, Pivot Learning Partners, and the Partnership for Children and Youth.
After graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California, Ms. Hovis was accepted into Teach For America and spent three years as the Special Education Teacher in a 5th grade Integrated Co-teaching, Bilingual (Spanish/English) classroom at P.S. 152 in New York City.
Ms. Hovis holds a Master of Science for Teachers from Pace University, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ms. Hovis will be presenting as part of the panel, "New Options and Opportunities Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act."