Katie Martinez (SF2011)

Placement: Controller’s Office – City Services Auditor

What I Worked On: I completed a project tracking the course a citation takes from being issued by a police officer to the citation’s final disposition in or out of court. I also worked on a project with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to conduct a peer review of other transportation agencies across the U.S. in order to gather information about customer amenities such as lights, benches, shelters, poles and signs located at transit stops. This peer review assisted in developing a customer amenities guideline in San Francisco.

Hometown : Corpus Christi, TX

School : Stanford University

Fields of Study : BA, Urban Studies

Selected Honors: Award of Excellence for Honors Thesis Presentation, Undergraduate Advising and Research major grant recipient

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: Stanford Haas Center Public Service Scholar, High School Summer Session Mentor, Education Program for Gifted Youth Counselor, Program on Urban Studies Peer Advisor

Prior Work Experience: Intern for the City of Palo Alto Planning Department, Stanford Humanities Center Research Assistant Fellow and Undergraduate Summer Fellow

Why San Francisco is important to me: The vibrant street life, mix of cultures and diverse use of urban space attracted me to San Francisco as an undergraduate. Since then I have become fascinated with the policies and decisions that have contributed to the development of San Francisco as not only a vibrant city, but a progressive city that leads the way in local government strategies and implementation. I hope to contribute to the high level of progress and innovation in the future with City Hall Fellows.

Something unique about me: I enjoy running outdoors and will be participating in my first half marathon in October.

What I’m doing now: I’m an Analyst at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

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