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Careers in Public Policy

 Alumnus Damion Trasada - Pepperdine University

DAMION TRASADA

Missouri Housing Development Commission
Missouri Housing Development Commission
St. Louis, Missouri

MPP, Pepperdine University, 2006
Double Specialization: American Politics and State and Local Policy

BA, African-American Studies,
Temple University, 2001

I have always considered myself a social entrepreneur. I look for creative ways to reconcile the need to earn money with my personal passion to serve others. Operating a small staffing firm along with a nonprofit organization that works with local agencies to provide career training and educational services allows me to satisfy both interests. We are developing a model for private-public partnership encouraged by the School of Public Policy and reinforced in my strategy and tax classes in the state and local policy specialization.