PlacementRep. Frederica Wilson
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Growing up around various parts of Los Angeles, California such as South Central, Compton, and Watts, Chase Moore has defeated tremendous odds. Despite lacking fundamental resources like hot water, money, and food as a youth, Chase has never lacked hope. He never allowed the under-resourced schools he attended or that he was not taught how to read until the second grade affect his commitment to educational excellence. Chase is a 2x graduate from The University of Texas at Austin where he recently graduated with a 3.95 GPA, earned his Master’s in Educational Policy and Planning and taught two undergraduate classes. He researched how Zero-Tolerance Policy perpetuates the School-To-Prison Pipeline for black male students and developed policy recommendations. He also helped African-American studies legislation get passed in Texas. Before graduate school, Chase played football for the Texas Longhorns, studied abroad in South Africa and earned his degree in Sociology with a minor in History. As founder of UT SPARK (strong players are reaching kids), Mr. Moore leveraged his division 1 student-athlete platform to inspire inner-city students to dream big. Some of Chase’s proudest honors include his selection as the Graduate Student Commencement Speaker for the UT College of Education, the prestigious Graduate Archer Fellowship Program, his selection to the AllState Good Works Team, his ESPN-Longhorn Network Feature Story, the Children’s Defense Fund Beat the Odds Scholarship, and the Sugar Bowl Championship. Chase has also worked for Senator Patty Murray, the Raben Group, the United Way for Greater Austin, The Heman Sweatt Center for Black Males, the Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence, the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, Bethel Women’s Project in South Africa, The Boys and Girls Club and Project Males. Chase enjoys Marvel, Star Wars, and inspiring youth.