Research and Data Analyst
As a Research and Data Analyst, Isaac Alferos (He/They) joins the Education Trust—West team with his experience as an educational researcher, equity advocate, and social justice organizer. Born and raised in Buena Park, California, Isaac’s passion for community development and educational opportunity is a product of his community’s experiences.
Isaac has previously worked as an independent researcher in partnership with multiple higher education organizations and served on the California Student Aid Commission, working to keep higher education affordable for all students, making him one of the youngest queer men of color to be appointed to state office. In previous roles, he expanded public/private partnerships in education and developed fellowship programs to support holistic student development. As an organizer, Isaac has worked with leaders across the state to ensure the creation and development of educational equity initiatives that create community-led educational design. As a strong believer in the power of a transformative and liberative education, Isaac has been a keynote speaker and guest lecturer at many institutions across California, sharing the application of liberative and abolitionist practices in education.
Isaac is a queer Black and Ilocano community worker and a proud descendant of sharecroppers and immigrants. He holds a BA in Business Administration, concentrating in Finance, from California State University Fullerton.