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Name: 
Justin Chapman
Communications Officer

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Sub-Saharan Africa
Foreign Policy & Diplomacy
Pasadena, CA
United States

Justin Chapman is the Communications Officer at the Pacific Council on International Policy. He is an author, journalist, travel writer, actor, poet, musician, and politician. Justin was the youngest elected member of the Altadena Town Council at age 19. He received a Master's degree in Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California in 2018 and a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications/Media Studies from UC Berkeley in 2009. At USC he served as the editor-in-chief of Public Diplomacy Magazine and as staff writer at the Daily Trojan. He has written for over 20 print and digital publications, frequently for the Pasadena Weekly. His book about his travels through Africa, Saturnalia: Traveling from Cape Town to Kampala in Search of an African Utopia, was published by Rare Bird Books in January 2015. He also serves on the West Pasadena Residents' Association (WPRA) Advisory Board and Pasadena City Councilmember Steve Madison's Advisory Group. He previously served as president of Men Educating Men About Health, as secretary of the WPRA, as secretary of the ACLU Pasadena/Foothills Chapter, and as a member of the United Nations Association Pasadena Chapter's Communications Committee. Previous memberships include the LA Press Club and the LA World Affairs Council. He was appointed to serve as a commissioner on the city of Pasadena's Northwest Commission from 2015-16. As a professional child actor, he performed in movies, commercials, television shows, and plays.

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