Steven Drake

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Educational Leadership & Policy

Ph.D. in Educational Policy & Planning, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2028
M.Ed. in Educational Policy & Planning, The University of Texas at Austin, 2024
B.A. in Spanish & Education, Trinity University, 2022

Email: steven.drake@utexas.edu
 
Steven Drake (he/him) is a native Texan from Dallas currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Policy & Planning focusing on LGBTQIA+ identities and policy. He recently graduated with his M.Ed. in Educational Policy & Planning in 2024. Before UT, Steven received his Bachelor’s in Spanish and Education from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, graduating summa cum laude. At Trinity, he served in leadership for LGBTQIA+ student communities and pursued institutional policy advocacy for queer and trans students which is what led him to graduate school. In his doctoral studies, Steven will continue researching LGBTQIA+ educational issues, specifically as they pertain to how queer students experience, navigate, and resist ever changing educational landscapes that pose barriers to their ability to thrive.