Shervan A. Sebastian is the Communications Manager for the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC), where he leads the work of communications capacity building with CIPC’s partner organizations and manages a portfolio of communications needs for each of CIPC’s policy campaigns, enhancing the impact of long-term advocacy and organizing efforts.
Prior to joining CIPC, Shervan led public service programs for Prosperity Now and The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.. Before that he served as a Legislative Assistant and Congressional Aide in the U.S. House of Representatives where he managed communications and outreach strategies for judiciary, transportation and government reform issues. Born on the Caribbean island of Dominica but raised in Brooklyn and Queens New York, Shervan has used the diversity of his experiences to highlight critical and pressing legislative concerns including spearheading tax policies to help low income families nationwide and programs centered on the importance of local reading support for at-risk youth.
A graduate of Baruch College (CUNY) in New York City where he focused on Journalism, Creative Writing and Political Science, he has history of publishing on an array of topics as a way to impact the tenor of public debates while developing his interests and abilities as a writer, content creator and public speaker.
Shervan brings a commitment to racial, social and economic justice issues with an emphasis on effective community outreach and development. Outside of work, he can often be found exploring the local hiking trails and historical sites of Los Angeles, vibing to live saxophone-driven jazz or honing his Top Gun-esque beach volleyball skills.