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Kevin Beckford is a graduate of Yale University and majored in African-American studies and Political Science. A Gates-Cambridge scholarship recipient, he received a Master of Philosophy degree in African Studies and also received a Master of Science from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Kevin taught middle and high school history and English in Philadelphia and consulted with the New York City Department of Education as an Education Pioneer Fellow, before working in the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a special adviser. At HUD, Kevin worked on affairs concerning ConnectHome, a White House initiative that sought to provide Internet access for families living in HUD-assisted housing. Currently, he works in as an Advancement Manager for an education nonprofit in NYC and produces on a radio show at Sirius XM. He is also the Co-Founder of The Hustlers Guild, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding STEM opportunities to young people through Hip Hop.
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