Eliot Chang (SF2011)

Placement: Department of Public Works – Budget, Finance and Performance

What I Worked On: I analyzed data to help my agency operate more efficiently. My biggest project was DPWStat, a monthly assessment of agency operations. I maintained the performance dashboards, which provide a quick snapshot of statistics to reflect how efficiently the bureaus are performing. I then met with all the bureaus to discuss their performance statistics and strategies to improve them. I also used data to help city maintenance operations run more smoothly – for example, using sidewalk-related and mapping data to establish repair priorities.

Hometown: Seattle, WA

School: Pomona College

Fields of Study: BA, Environmental Analysis, minor in Chemistry

Selected Honors: Kappa Delta Service Award (2010), Mortar Board National Honor Society (2009-2010), NOAA Hollings Fellow (2008-2010), 5-time Intramural Champion (3 Soccer, 2 Softball)

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: Resident Advisor (2009-2010), Uncommon Good Mentor (2009-2010), Pomona College Sponsor (2007-2008), Pomona-Pitzer Varsity Baseball (2006-2008)

Prior Work Experience: Resident Advisor (2009-2010), Planning Intern at LA County Bicycle Coalition (2010), Socioeconomic Research Intern at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (2009)

Why San Francisco is important to me: My desire to increase urban sustainability, both socially and environmentally, attracts me to San Francisco. The city provides a progressive model for others around the nation and world to follow. My experiences in the city have provided for me a sense of its sustainability, social activism, and unique culture. I am eager to contribute to the city that I plan to call home.

Something unique about me: During the summer before my Fellowship I worked as a camp counselor at YMCA Camp Erdman in Hawaii and traveled through Asia.

What I’m doing now: I’m an Analyst with the City and County of San Francisco Capital Planning Program.

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