Nicolás De Anda-Scaia (SF2012)

Placement: Recreation & Parks Department, Administrative Services

My Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

My Education: University of California, Davis, where I majored in Community & Regional Development

Selected Honors: Excellence in Community Service” Award: UCD Chicano/Latino Council, Alpha Gamma Sigma National Honors Society, CLEO National Scholar, NLDC National Scholar, “Si Se Puede” Community & Leadership Award, NiLP “Foundation in Leadership” Award, NAK of the Year Award, LRCC Advocacy Award, Eagle Scout: Boy Scouts of America

Selected Activities & Community Involvement: Chairman, City of Davis Human Relations Commission, Vice Chair: KAN Foundation, Chairperson: External Affairs Commission, Board Member: Nu Alpha Kappa OSHER Lifetime Scholarship Foundation, Coordinator: Rural Education Advocacy Project, Mentor and Tutor for various community & youth advocacy philanthropies.

Why San Francisco is Important to Me: San Francisco is clearly a city on the forefront of community and policy development. Serving a year here offers me an unparalleled opportunity to apply my passion for public service and community development to affecting real change and innovation, while expanding my knowledge of the ecosystem of this great city.

Something Unique About Me: Despite being a city kid from L.A., somewhere along the line I became an avid outdoorsman and “survivor-man”-type wannabe. Last summer I thought it would be a great idea to take my two youngest pre-teen siblings and my mother on a two-week long canoeing adventure through the Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota. I think towards the end of the trip they were secretly hoping I’d get trampled by a moose.

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