Christian Thomas Shaughnessy

Christian Thomas Shaughnessy

San Bernardino Community College Board of Trustees, Area 4, CA

After seeing his friends suffer from violence and poverty in the region, with one being shot and killed blocks from his childhood home; Christian knew that we had to change politics as usual and do everything we can to fight for education, mentorship, and working families to stop violence before it starts.

Christian serves as a full time youth community organizer who fights to stop the cycle of violence on our streets. He is a former educator who taught children English overseas. He fought for immigrant and indigenous rights as a San Bernardino Valley College co-chair of the Chicano advocacy group Mecha and as a leader in student government. He worked to end the stigma behind our friend's and loved one's mental health issues with the student based non-profit Active Minds. He has served as staff in youth and student inspiring campaigns across the nation fighting against corruption in politics. He was a volunteer union organizer for the first Starbucks union in the Inland Empire. Now Christian seeks to transform the San Bernardino Community College District into something far more accountable and transparent to students and working families!