Marie Valdez (SF2016)

2015-08-02 032Placement: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Financial Planning

My Hometown: San Francisco, California

My Education: Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT; Bachelor of Arts, College of Social Studies, International Relations Certificate (2015)

Selected Honors: Distinction in College of Social Studies Comprehensive Exams; Senior Honors Thesis “The Language of Democracy: The Legacy of American Colonial Education in the Philippines”

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: Office of the Mayor of Middletown, CT; Office of former San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu; Amnesty International Chapter of Wesleyan University

Why San Francisco is important to me: My college years away from San Francisco made me realize that no place but San Francisco will ever feel like home. The saying must be true, “You can take the girl out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the girl.” In every place I visit I almost always share my love for San Francisco. For me, San Francisco bursts with life unlike any other city. I am truly captivated by its dynamism. I spend my days exploring its streets – admiring art, enjoying food, soaking in the sun. I care deeply for the city and its people and I am honored to be serving them

Something unique about me: I may be small, but I’m quick and full of energy. I played softball for seven years, four of which I was shortstop and lead-off batter.

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