Ray Anthony Lastre

Ray Anthony Lastre

Born in Miami to a family of Cuban exiles, Rey Anthony Lastre obtained his B.A. at Florida International University and is currently completing his PhD in Political Science at the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs. His research interests include Human Rights, U.S.-Latin America relations, female & minority representation in the U.S., and focuses on the Latino vote, specifically on the politics, attitudes, and electoral behavior of Cuban-Americans in South Florida and in communities across the United States.

Rey Anthony was recently appointed & unanimously approved by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners to serve on the Millennial Task Force, where he serves as Vice-Chairman of the Economic Development Committee, and the Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board, where he crafts recommendations to the County Commission on issues affecting the Latino community.

Rey Anthony is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and is a frequent commentator about the Latino vote, party politics, and U.S-Cuba relations on leading local, state, & national media outlets.

Education B.A., Political Science Florida International University Summa Cum Laude Minor: International Relations Undergraduate Certificate, Latin-American & Caribbean Studies Undergraduate Certificate, Cuban & Cuban-American Studies