Maxwell Johnson

Maxwell Johnson has been engaged in advocacy both in his hometown of Sacramento, California and in San Diego, CA. He earned his BA at San Diego State University in Political Science and Communication. At San Diego State he was the Chief of Staff for the Associate Student organization at SDSU. In this role he worked on student government initiatives with the AS executive team and led two leadership development programs for SDSU first year students. He also served as the President of Rotaract of SDSU, a service based professional development organization on campus committed towards combining economic and career progress with community contributions. He has advocated on behalf of SDSU and the CSU system multiple times at the California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS), and is extremely passionate about equitable access to the K-12  system and higher education. “Education is often quoted as being the great equalizer in our society, but in reality, it is quite the opposite. I hope to break down the barriers to student success and create more equitable opportunities for students from all backgrounds to be able to pursue their educational goals.” He saw YLAC as an opportunity to continue his advocacy for education as well as expand his knowledge on other policy areas. “I was ecstatic to have the opportunity to work with such a diverse group of young leaders from across California. They have continued to educate me and open my eyes to a vast array of policy issues that I am excited to advocate for.”