Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office
MARIO BONIFACIO is an accomplished data scientist and dedicated community organizer. He served as a U.S. Army officer and deployed to train the next generation of Iraqi Army officers. He has organized on presidential campaigns, advised on legislation in Congress, and worked in analytics and software development at the New York Stock Exchange and other financial services firms and startups. He holds a Masters in International Finance from Columbia University and a Bachelors in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
As Covid-19 exacerbates the socioeconomic challenges faced by the most vulnerable Los Angeles (LA) residents, the responsibilities of the LA County Public Defender’s Office (PDO) have only expanded. As this office works to support equitable judicial policies, it requires a data management specialist with a deep understanding of systemic inequalities in the legal system. FUSE Executive Fellow Mario Bonifacio will lead the build-out of a PDO Data Analytics Unit to spearhead various reform-oriented research projects.