Steven graduated from the University of Florida in 2005 with a BS in Journalism. Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and completed training for the Airborne Cryptologic Linguist Career Field with a specialization in Pashto. He deployed for a total of nine months and flew over 700 hours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
After departing the USAF in 2010, he contracted as a linguist in Afghanistan for one year. During the latter half of his Air Force career and the first half of his contracting job he completed a MA in International Relations from American Military University. During his spare time in Afghanistan he taught English to Afghan soldiers and workers.
Upon his return to the United States, he wrote and released his first e-book titled “Notes from Afghanistan,” which focused primarily on his off-duty English classes and his observations of the war.
Steven took time off to study for the LSAT and ride a bicycle from California to Florida. He was admitted to Florida State University College of Law in 2013. He focused on International Law and Constitutional Law and graduated cum laude in 2016.
After graduation, he ran for Congress as a Democrat in Florida’s First Congressional District. He was unsuccessful in flipping one of the most conservative districts in the country. He is currently a Family Law attorney in Pensacola, Florida.