Dad, Friend & Profe
Dr. Octavio Pescador is a research associate and co-founder of the UCLA Paulo Freire Institute in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. He is one of two faculty members originally selected by the UCLA Chancellor to serve on the Governing Council of the K-12 UCLA Community School. Dr. Pescador has taught education and social science at USC and Cal State LA.
He also serves as a political commentator for local and international media including ABC 7, AP, CNN, EFE, La Opinión, MSNBC, NBC 4, Univision, and many other outlets.
Dr. Octavio Pescador has a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA, a M.A. in International Development from Stanford, and a Ph.D. in Education from UCLA.
Over the past twenty years, I have worked closely with my students, my family, and my neighbors to improve our streets and encourage our young people to make a difference in their community. I have a unique collection of experiences that have prepared me to bring all of our communities together to move L.A. forward.