Devin has a heartfelt commitment to BroadFuture’s mission to enhance the inherent potential of young adults and comes to BroadFutures as a mindfulness instructor, educator, and advocate. He brings with him over a decade of experience advocating for workers’ rights, and providing direct services to students, including those with disabilities.
Devin recently moved back to the Washington, DC area from New York City, where he was teaching high school English in the Public Charter Schools system, serving students of all abilities, including students in special education. For the past two years, Devin has also been teaching mindful mediation to youth and adults, in a variety of settings. He has seen how mindfulness can lead to the cultivation of well-being and happiness across all aspects of life and is dedicated to supporting and growing this facet of the Broad Futures mission.
Prior to teaching mindfulness, Devin served as the Political Director for the hotel workers union in Washington, DC and Deputy Political Director in New York State and northern New Jersey. In that capacity he oversaw a multi-state portfolio of issue campaigns, legislative campaigns and electoral campaigns at all levels of government. His work led to lasting improvements in working conditions, pay and healthcare for many thousands of workers. During that time, Devin served as a senior campaign advisor to Rep. Hakeem Jefferies and has advised and supported candidates for office at every level of government. He has also served on the Regional Advisory Council of the Working Families Party, and the board of Consortium America, an organization that invests New Market Tax credits in development projects in low income communities.
Devin has also taught English at both the middle school and high school levels, including self-contained special education classes. Devin began teaching with Teach for America in Oakland, CA. He holds a Master’s degree in Education Policy from Teachers College – Columbia University, and graduated with honors from the University of California – Santa Cruz, where he earned a BA in History and in Literature.