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Corbett, Stavan, 1974-


Stavan Corbett’s ancestral legacy is a criss-cross of Mexican roots through his mother’s side with Russian and Polish Jew on his father’s side. He was named Steven at birth, and later altered the spelling to Stavan as a recognition of the blending of his cultural backgrounds. Though he has a tanned Latino look, he did not learn Spanish until electing to study it in high school. His mother and his grandparents saw assimilation as a better path for their future and that of the next generations.

Stavan is a Las Vegas native, a graduate of the College of Southern Nevada and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. His curious nature has spawned a career resume in Las Vegas that it relentlessly focused on education and youth. He has served on local, state, and national policy initiatives and organizations as an education official and strategist. His career includes work with College of Southern Nevada, Trustee on Clark County School Board, and President of Nevada State Board of Education, among others.