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Alfonso Costa Jr.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Alfonso Costa Jr. currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Prior to his tenure in the Federal government, Alfonso worked as the Director of Policy Research for the USA First PAC, and he also served as a Teach for America corps member in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of Yale University (B.A. '11, Political Science) where he played Division-I Men's Basketball and Division-I Men's Lacrosse, University of Oxford (M.Sc. '12, Comparative Social Policy), and Harvard Law School (J.D., '18). Alfonso first became involved with New Heights during the summer of 2006 when he played for the New Heights U-17 Boy's Team. Upon graduating high school, Alfonso has stayed involved through Summer Academy volunteer work and various other events. He joined the ELC in the Fall of 2014 and helps fundraise, volunteer through tutoring/coaching, as well as promoting New Heights brand awareness.