Steven spent his childhood outside of Washington, D.C. where he developed a lifelong passion for exploring the connections between art, politics, history and social justice. His work as Director of the K-12 Initiative at RQI is motivated by a personal commitment to change systems that perpetuate social, economic and educational inequalities. Steven has provided his expertise to a variety of schools and community-based organizations, including the Harlem Children’s Zone, NJ State Prison and the National Committee on the Self Development of People, where he served as Chairperson. Steven holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and an M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is a Doctoral Candidate in International Educational Development at Teachers College, Columbia University.