Kat Bocanegra-Speed works on small business programs, policies, and initiatives for NextGen Policy. Her responsibilities include: assisting in the development of innovative funding and e-commerce solutions for small businesses; partnering with community groups, grassroots organizations, and trade associations that support the small business sector; and advocating for resources and policies that support small business owners.
Kat joined NextGen Policy after working as a Research and Project Manager for the Tom Steyer PAC, where she worked on the Governor’s Task Force on Jobs and Economic Recovery. Prior to her work at the Tom Steyer PAC, she served as the Deputy Research Director for the Tom Steyer presidential campaign and as a Research Associate for multiple Steyer-led programs and initiatives.
Kat has a Bachelor’s degree from UCLA in Political Science with an emphasis on American politics.
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