Lisa Beem (SF2016)

2015-08-02 029Placement: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission ‐ Wastewater, Resource Recovery & Pollution Prevention

My Hometown: Seattle, Washington

My Education: Scripps College – B.A. in Environmental Analysis/Economics (Magna Cum Laude)

Selected Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Academic All-American in Cross-Country, Dean’s List, Honors Thesis in Environmental Analysis.

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Varsity Cross-Country Team, Council for Watershed Health Intern, Intern at El Ministerio Del Ambiente, and Global Visionaries Anti-Oppression Youth Facilitator.

Why San Francisco is important to me: I was introduced to San Francisco through my thesis research on urban watershed management. I learned about the innovative approaches that the Public Utilities Commission has taken to enhance watersheds for the benefit of the environment and its residents. I knew after my research that San Francisco was a place where I wanted to work on the nexus of economic development and environment health. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work for the City and County of San Francisco. San Francisco is also important to me because the rest of the world looks to it as a model for addressing many modern, urban problems. I want to understand and be a part of San Francisco’s emerging policies on economic growth, regional transit, environmental management, and urban planning.

Something unique about me: I run competitively for the San Francisco-based Impalas, the all-women’s elite racing team. The Impalas have been practicing in Golden Gate Park for over 35 years and range in age from 22 to 70.

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