Urban Strategies Campaign Manager
Dr. Cediel is CEO of First Revolution Consulting which trains and coaches a range of educational, corporate, and nonprofit leaders throughout the country. He also helps lead the national LIVE FREE Campaign to end urban gun violence and mass incarceration and has written on these topics for the New York Times, USA Today, and other publications. Previously, Dr. Cediel spent a number of years in public education, serving as a teacher, principal, associate superintendent, and deputy superintendent in urban schools. Having taught middle schoolers in Oakland, graduate students at Harvard, and aspiring school leaders at the University of Chicago, his best students were the men at San Quentin State Prison. He holds a B.A. in religious studies from Brown University, an M.A. in Latin American history from California State University-East Bay, and masters and doctoral degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.