Danielle Fitts (SF2011)

Placement: Public Utilities Commission – Government Affairs

What I Worked On: I tracked and reviewed issues impacting the PUC, and its power, water, and wastewater enterprises, at the city, state, and national level.

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

School: University of California, Berkeley

Fields of Study: BA, Political Science and History with a concentration in Ancient History

Selected Honors: Graduated with honors in History

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: Intern with Newsom for California, intern Democratic National Committee, intern Maplight.org, event creator MLK Day in the Fillmore, volunteer at numerous community events

Prior Work Experience: Volunteer Coordinator at Shelter Network; Public Ally at Public Allies San Francisco, an Americorps program

Why San Francisco is important to me: No matter how much I travel, the city of San Francisco always calls me back. It is the combination of idealism and practicality that draws me back. The city and its residents strive to maintain the city’s diversity and stay true to its history. At the same time, the city strives to create innovative ways to tackle today’s issues through creative and unique policies. San Francisco’s culture is both grounded in history and open to finding the solutions of the future. The coming together of history and politics is what makes me passionate about working for the City/County of San Francisco. In addition, the Bay Area has been my home for much of my life and it is very important to me to give back to the communities from which I came.

Something unique about me: In 2010 I was part of the first graduating class from Public Allies San Francisco, an Americorps program that seeks to advance new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits, and civic participation.

What I’m doing now:  MPA student, University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs.  I am also a Graduate Intern at the City of Seattle Public Utilities Commission.

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