Sebastian Zapata joined the City of Boston in early 2017 as Deputy Director of State Relations. Sebastian works with the Mayor and all City departments to determine the Mayor’s legislative and state budget agenda. Sebastian assists in implementing the Mayor’s vision for Boston at the state level.
Prior to joining the City of Boston, Sebastian served as Program Director at The Alliance for Business Leadership and as a Legislative Aide in State Representative Liz Malia’s office. As program director, Sebastian worked with progressive business leaders to advance environmental and transportation matters around Massachusetts. As a legislative aide to Representative Malia, Sebastian was tasked with constituent casework, community building, following the budget process and tracking legislation.
Sebastian graduated with a B.S. from UMass Amherst where he majored in Political Science and minored in Sociology. Sebastian is a proud Jamaica Plain resident.