Since 1993, he has served as project manager for a number of panels and special projects growing out of Connecticutâ€™s official responses to the Connecticut State Supreme Courtâ€™s decision in the landmark â€œSheff v. O'Neillâ€ case.
Before joining the State Department of Education in 1993, Mr. Hasegawa was the General Secretary of Dwight Hall, Yale Universityâ€™s Center for Student Community Action and Social Change, for 14 years. He was also an active participant in the Southern Civil Rights movement, and a community organizer in poor neighborhoods and housing projects in Boston, Osaka and Kyoto. He has been a teacher and administrator in colleges in the United States and Japan.
He has worked as a consultant and lecturer on diversity issues for a variety of educational institutions, businesses and non-profit organizations, including Harvard College, AT&T and the United Nations.