April Manatt


April Manatt joined the Senate Office of Research in January 2021, having formerly served the state Senate as a consultant to the Senate Local Government Committee. Between her years of state service, April developed and oversaw policy and professional development programs for staff members from the Senate, Assembly, and Legislative Analyst’s Office through the California Legislative Staff Education Institute. April also headed her own policy consulting firm, providing advice and analysis on state and local agency powers, organization, and finance.

April holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California.

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