Ayala has built his career on trust, honesty and hard work – three values which permeate his professional life. He has served clients from diverse industries with an emphasis on helping them meet their goals.
In 2009, he bestowed greater gifts upon his fellow Puerto Rican pros by founding Baseball Assistance Team. This organization offers aid for former players including pensions and health coverage as well as hosting celebrity baseball clinics.
Early Life and Education
Michael Steven AYALA of Moreno Valley, California passed away at age 73 on May 27, 2022 after having been born September 15, 1948.
Ayala has been actively engaged with immigration issues since his time as a law student and remains so in his practice as an attorney. He has provided representation for refugees and asylum seekers and litigated several petitions before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit.
Ayala’s guidance guided districts through a turbulent change in administration, the coronavirus pandemic, and an ongoing overhaul of state standardized testing. She led equity and inclusion work at her board while serving as superintendent over 850 school districts with 2 million students – not to mention spearheading national efforts aimed at providing high-quality early learning.
Steven Ayala specializes in immigration law. He has appeared before immigration courts throughout Arizona and litigated habeas corpus petitions. A graduate of St. Edward’s University, Steven served as student assistant coach of their Hilltoppers basketball team before becoming an attorney.
He was honored with a MIRA Research Award by the National Institutes of Health and served as an NIH-NIGMS-consultant/panel member of their Working Group on Sepsis. Additionally, he participated in both Brown University Graduate Pathobiology program as well as University of Rhode Island Cellular Molecular & Immunology Graduate program.
As Superintendent of Illinois state schools, Ayala has helped oversee over 850 districts and over 2 million students. She has focused on diversity and inclusion throughout her tenure, leading the state board through two difficult COVID-19 recovery years for districts.
Achievement and Honors
Ayala has written over 300 manuscripts/review articles to her credit, serving on various National Institute of Health-Lung Cellular Molecular Immunology Study Sections and Ad hoc Review Panels as well as Society of Leukocyte Biology council meetings, Wellcome Trust Ad Hoc Review Panels, Veteran’s Administration Merit Review Board Ad Hoc Review Panels and Shriners Hospital review panels. She was honored with election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as receiving the Gold Honorary Gregor Mendel Medal from Czech Academy of Science; Fellow status in American Institute for Medical Biological Science is also bestowed upon her!
She ran for state attorney in 2021 and defeated an incumbent Republican, former defense counsel of Casey Anthony trial and former defendant himself, with her campaign platform of increased transparency and prosecution of personal crimes such as domestic violence – supported by billionaire and Democratic supporter George Soros who donated millions towards her campaign.
Steven Ayala has long held onto the values of Trust, Honesty and Hard Work in all his business dealings, personal life and family relationships. He strives to place others before himself while always being willing to lend a helping hand.
He’s an avid sports fan who also takes great pleasure in working on cars. When not busy helping out at work or taking care of his children, he likes spending time reading, playing video games and hanging out with friends and family.
At Talladega College for one year, he served as lead assistant coach under Chris Wright. Responsible for all scouting reports, he helped the team achieve an overall record of 32 wins before being sentenced by federal courts to 360 months of imprisonment and 10 years of supervised release.
Steven Ayala currently boasts an estimated net worth of approximately $1 Million due to earnings from his professional career and various business ventures, providing him with enough wealth for an opulent lifestyle.
Since 2014, he has been practicing immigration law throughout Arizona courts. Additionally, he litigates habeas corpus cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Early on YouTube, he made various humorous prank videos with Keela Dadd – another skateboarder and fellow YouTuber – which earned them much fame.
He stands 5 feet 10 inches. Kara Ayala is his sister. She suffers from lymphedema – an illness which causes swelling to her arms or legs – which she currently resides with in Pelham Gardens in New York City.