My Hometown: Roseville, CA
My Education: UC Santa Barbara, B.A., Language, Culture, & Society; B.A., Communication; Minor in Education Studies
Selected Honors: Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society; UCSB University Service Award (2011); Academic Excellence Award- Dept. of Communication (2011); Student Commencement Speaker (2011)
Selected Activities & Community Involvement: La Cumbre Jr. High Teaching Assistant, Santa Barbara School District; Senator, UCSB Associated Students Legislative Council; Co-Chair, Take Back the Night; Resident Assistant, UCSB Residential Life; Peer Advisor, UCSB Academic Advising
Why San Francisco is Important to Me: Born and raised a die-hard Giants & 49ers fan, to me, San Francisco represents loyalty in the face of adversity (my fellow fans know the feeling…) The City was always a place I loved to visit and now a place I am proud to call my home. San Francisco encompasses many of the ideals I value. As an epicenter of social and political progressive change, San Francisco is a place where I feel my voice, and voices of others, are heard and respected. There is a convergence of diverse cultures and people, various lifestyles and ideas, new business development and the preservation of history in San Francisco, yet despite the different identities and needs present, I have found a strong sense of community throughout the neighborhoods of San Francisco. I am excited to learn about local city government in a place where the people are passionate and the local government is constantly finding new, barrier-breaking ways to service the needs of such a diverse community!
Something Unique about Me: I was chosen by the Dean of my college as the student commencement speaker for my university’s graduation ceremony.