Steve was born and raised in the Bronx, NY, the eldest of three to parents from Paraguay. Ever since he was a child, he knew he wanted to serve others, and after studying at SUNY Stony Brook, he joined Teach for America and taught Middle School ELA in South Dakota on Sicangu Lakota lands for three years. During that time, he was a football coach, a summer literacy specialist for the Rosebud Boys and Girls Club, Lead Middle School Teacher, and the lead singer for a cover band. After his three years of teaching, he began a Public Policy Fellowship with New York State Assembly Member Robert Rodriguez, where he researched and provided policy recommendations while also serving as a full-time staffer. During that fellowship, he was an adjunct professor at Sinte Gleska University, as his love of teaching never truly went away.
Steve now lives in Northern Virginia with his partner, dog and cat. He loves to fish and go on long hikes, hit up the gym to stay in shape, and read books on the beach. Being in contact with many different types of people has inspired him to do what he can to address the divide in communities all around our nation.