Joey Freeman is the Chief Education Policy Consultant for Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. In that role, he directs the Lieutenant Governor’s agenda surrounding early childhood, K-12 and public higher education, and staffs Mr. Newsom on the University of California Board of Regents and California State University Board of Trustees. Prior to joining the Lieutenant Governor’s office, Joey completed the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs in Los Angeles.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Joey graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013 with a degree in American Studies and a minor in Public Policy. At Berkeley, Joey was elected as the ASUC External Affairs Vice President, representing the student body to the local, state and federal levels of government, and served as Finance Officer of the UC Student Association. In those capacities, he launched a successful campaign to establish the nation’s first student City Council district, and led advocacy campaigns to protect public higher education.
Active in the Jewish community, Joey served as a student representative on the Berkeley Hillel Board of Directors, as Vice President of the Jewish Student Union, and as a member of the AIPAC National Council.