My Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
My Education: University of California, Berkeley. B.A. in Political Science; Minor in Public Policy
Selected Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Dean’s Honor List (Spring 2009, Fall 2010)
Selected Activities & Community Involvement: Caseworker/Policy Coordinator, UC Berkeley Student Advocate’s Office; Student Instructor at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science; Undergraduate Research Apprentice in the Political Science Department (2008-2009)
Why San Francisco is Important to Me: As a student at Berkeley, I frequently BARTed into San Francisco and fell in love—with its museums, the view from Dolores Hill, Ike’s sandwiches, and It’s-Its. Over time, I began connecting my coursework and knowledge about the impact and implementation of policy to “the City” and its innovative programs. Politically and socially diverse San Francisco offers the perfect chance to put these principles into practice within a familiar area and framework for the vibrant community that I have grown attached to over the last four years.
Something Unique About Me: I worked as an instructor at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, teaching science–to children between the ages of 3 and 8! I made slime, designed roller-coasters based on Rube Goldberg’s marble machines, and handled all animals from bearded dragons and spiked lizards to pythons and chinchillas.