Eli L (SF2015)

Placement: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Office of theEli-L Chief of Staff

My Hometown: Chapel Hill/Carrboro, North Carolina

My Education: Pomona College 2014 – B.A. in Public Policy Analysis with a concentration in Psychology, Spanish minor.

Selected Honors: Pomona College Scholar, National Collegiate Hispanic Honors Society

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: Pomona College Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence; Intern, Causa Justa/Just Cause Tenants’ Rights Clinic; Intern, House of Ruth; English as a Second Language Program with Pomona College housekeeping staff

Why San Francisco is important to me: I was introduced to the rich history of grassroots community organizing in the City last summer while working with residential tenants facing displacement in the Mission. I wanted to learn more about the role of government in San Francisco’s diverse, unique environment. In particular, the current moment of the second technology boom and its dramatic economic and political changes present complex challenges that demand innovative solutions from both the community and the City.

Something unique about me: I have helped form two different ukulele orchestras, one of which performed “In Bloom” in a garage at a Nirvana album covers night.

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