Sean Elo-Rivera

San Diego City Council

A first-generation college student, Sean attended Golden West Community College. He then transferred to and earned his bachelor’s degree from Chapman University, where he studied psychology, sociology, and history. While in school, Sean was an award-winning high school swimming and water polo coach. Inspired by President Obama’s historic 2008 Presidential campaign to make a more widespread impact, Sean went abroad and served as an English and Special Needs teacher in Peru and volunteered as an environmental preservationist in Ecuador. He then taught English in a rural South Korean community.

After law school, Sean came to work in District 9 as a director at Mid-City CAN, a local nonprofit. While there, Sean led a team of dedicated community organizers as they worked with the community to turn their hopes and dreams into reality. They fought for no-cost bus passes for youth, better food in schools, and for critical changes to prevent our young people from being treated unfairly by the justice system. He also helped build a civic engagement team to help ensure District 9 voices were represented at the polls.