Steven Giovanni Cruz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and grew up in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Florida International University (FIU) receiving a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with a concentration in Latin America and Leadership studies as well as a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in Business-Government Relations and Crisis Management from The George Washington University.
While at FIU, Cruz worked in the University Office of the President on constituent issues, event management and operations. He joined The LIBRE Initiative in June 2012 as the assistant to the Chief Operating Officer providing strategic and tactical support before joining the communications team as a spokesperson for the organization. Currently, Steven leads LIBRE's digital media and engagement efforts.
He credits his coursework in democracies with opening his eyes to the free market philosophy and has since become increasingly interested in helping people reach their full potential and advance in every facet of life. He strongly believes that our country's economic prosperity rests on the basic premise that free people in pursuit of their dreams benefits all of society.