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Scott Astrada March 2014 Fellow of the Month

Scott Astrada
Housing Graduate Fellow
Hometown: Milford, Connecticut
School: Marquette University
Degrees: J.D.; M.A., Business Administration 
Placement: U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs 
Placement 2: U.S. Department of Treasury

Scott Astrada is a first generation American from Milford, Connecticut. His family is originally from Cordoba, Argentina. Scott started his undergraduate studies in Miami, at Florida International University, where he was enrolled in the honors college. In 2006, after transferring to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for his junior year, he completed his B.A. in English. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School in 2009. As a law student, he interned and clerked at numerous private and state organizations including the Wisconsin Department of Justice-Attorney General’s Office, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources-Legal Services Division, and Legal Aid. Scott has devoted his volunteer time to drive community and economic development in Hispanic and minority communities throughout Wisconsin.

While working full time for a local law firm in Milwaukee, Scott pursued his masters of business administration (MBA) from the Marquette Graduate School of Management, which he completed in May of 2013. During this time, Scott founded the Milwaukee chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, the nation’s preeminent organization for Hispanics professional, serving 39 chapters and over 20,000 members. He served as the President of the Board of Directors from 2010-2013. Scott also sits on the Board of Directors of numerous local and national organizations.

As A CHCI Graduate Fellow, Scott hopes to continue working toward building and maintaining sustainable economic communities among the Hispanic population, primarily through real estate and economic development projects and policies.

Past Fellow of the Month

Israel Nery - May 2015 Fellow of the Month
Sarah Diaz - April 2015 Fellow of the Month
Rafael Hurtado Jr. - March 2015 Fellow of the Month
Claudia Flores and Emily Noriega - February 2015 Fellows of the Month
Braulio Salas - January 2015 Fellow of the Month
Araceli Gutiérrez - December 2014 Fellow of the Month
Margarita Chavez - November 2014 Fellow of the Month
Cheye-Ann Corona - October 2014 Fellow of the Month
Eric Hernandez - May 2014 Fellow of the Month
Scott Astrada March 2014 Fellow of the Month
Daphne Delgado - February 2014 Fellow of the Month
Carolina Rizzo - January 2014 Fellow of the Month
Elizabeth Padilla-Crespo - December 2013 Fellow of the Month
Yesenia Lopez - November 2013 Fellow of the Month
Norma Salazar-Ibarra and Pedro Suarez: October 2013 Fellows of the Month
Reuben Kapp - May 2013 Fellow of the Month
Michael Bueno - Fellow of the Month - April 2013
Jennifer Castillo - Fellow of the Month March 2013
Morgan Brand - Fellow of the Month February 2013
Aurelia De La Rosa Aceves & Daniel Lind - January 2013
Aurelia de la Rosa Aceves - January 2013
Pamela Diaz - December 2012
Jose Plaza - November 2012
Elizabeth Salinas - April 2012
Mario Flores - March 2012
Tomas Robles, Jr. - February 2012
Cristal Ruiz - December 2011
Monica Bautista - November 2011
Alyssa Padilla - May 2011
Josefina Villanueva - April 2011
Alexis Ruiz - March 2011
Judith Perez -- February 2011
Romie Barriere -- December 2010
Miguel Lopez -- November 2010
Evelia Castillo -- May 2010
Julio Costa - April 2010
Ulises A. Gonzalez - March 2010
Andrea Serra - February 2010
Bertha Guerrero - January 2010
Rebecca Medina - December 2009
Rita Rico - November 2009
Craig Martinez-May 2009
Daniel Montes-April 2009
Stephen Perez-March 2009
Veronica Duron-February 2009
Esther Valle-April 2008
Robert Fuentes-March 2008
M. Lucero Ortiz-February 2008
Daniel Herrera-January 2008
Frinny R. Polanco-November 2007
Betsaida Alcantara-April 2007
Jose A. Medina-March 2007
Angelica M. Reza-February 2007