Yuri Beckelman currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff & Legislative Director for Congressman Mark Takano of California, where he assists the Congressman in his duties on the Science, Space and Technology and Veterans Affairs Committees. His policy portfolio includes Technology, Energy, Trade and Foreign Affairs.
He started and currently helps run a hands-on digital training program for staffers, organizes a new online tools shoot out for Capitol Hill and helped set up the Congressional Maker Caucus.
Born and raised in San Francisco, California, his first stint on Capitol Hill was as a Staff Assistant to then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, his hometown Congresswoman.
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