Austin Dragon has been a Fortune 100 corporate recruiter and manager in such diverse industries as healthcare, banking & finance, IT, manufacturing, sales & marketing, and HR for 20 years. A native New Yorker, Mr. Dragon also served in the U.S. Army, and received a degree from the L’universite Sorbonne in Paris, France. Politically, he sought election to the Los Angeles Board of Education in 1999 and served as the Chief Deputy to the President of the Los Angeles Unified School District (1999-2000). For the last 15 years, he has served on the board of Strive, a mini campus for inner city children in Watts offering after-school academic programs, tutoring, computer workshops and arts. He also serves on the boards of two charter schools and a school parent engagement organization through the Los Angeles school district.