Bruce Stoffmacher taught K-5 classes in the South-Central region of Los Angeles in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 12 years. During this time, he was both inspired by the his students' boundless creativity and honesty, and daunted by the endemic socioeconomics of the impoverished region as well as the mismanagement of the LAUSD. He has returned to the ivory tower for a Masters in Public Policy at UCLA where he is studying both education and renewable energy policy. Bruce is married to Camille Landau, with whom they have one son and another on they way. Bruce is currently interning at the Oregon Legislative Fiscal Office. Bruce's other interests involve cooking, foreign languages, and Flamenco dancing.