Michael SC Soto, Vice President
Michael S.C. Soto is a longtime social justice advocate, academic, and professional. His work centers economic, racial, and gender justice as the foundational analysis for addressing systemic and intersectional forms of oppression.
He has worked in the non-profit, government, and for profit sectors. For the past 17 years Michael has developed a professional skill set that includes policy analysis, strategic planning, program evaluation, curriculum development, grant administration, and marketing and communications.
Michael attended Arizona State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Women and Gender Studies and is near completion of his Master of Science in Justice Studies.
He served two terms of national service in the Public Allies Arizona AmeriCorps program. During his AmeriCorps service Michael was the lead organizer for the Superintendent of Public Instruction Arts Education Candidate Forum, the annual statewide arts lobby day called Arts Congress, and for the statewide grassroots arts advocates network.
Michael is active in his community currently serving on the board of directors for Equality Arizona as the Vice President. He previously served on the boards of the Arizona Alliance for Arts Education, Phoenix Pride, Rising Youth Theatre, Trans Spectrum of Arizona, and Generation Equality. He also served on the steering committee for the Human Service Campus, the Arizona HRC Diversity Committee, the AzCA Arts Education committee, the organizing committee for the Arizona Arts Education Census, and as a volunteer for No Mas Muertes, Andre House, the AzACLU, and as a participant in the 99th Arizona Town Hall.