Kate Cohen (SF2013)

 

Placement: City Services Auditor, Office of the Controller

My Hometown: San Francisco/Oakland, CA

My Education: Mills College, B.A in Public Policy

Selected Honors: Participant in the Investing in Oakland Mills College Summer Internship Program in coordination with the City of Oakland (2011)

Selected Activities & Community Involvement: Treasurer, Mills College Tuesday’s Club (campus club dedicated to creative activism and community engagement); Completed the Mills College Institute for Civic Engagement program.

Why San Francisco is Important to Me: Having grown up in the Inner and Outer Richmond district, San Francisco is a huge part of my identity and sense of self. I was fortunate enough to benefit from many of the progressive policies in this city such as 35 cent MUNI rides to and from school and Rec & Park Activities in Golden Gate Park. I benefited greatly from the harmonious diversity in my neighborhood as well as from the independence I was allowed by my parents who felt that San Francisco was a safe place to allow their child to explore. I went away for college so that I could come back, truly appreciate what we have here, and (hopefully!) never leave again.

Something Unique About Me: I went to four different colleges/universities in five years in pursuit of my B.A. including schools in Minnesota, Israel, and Oakland. I was a Varsity Synchronized Swimmer for Carleton College while in Minnesota and a dance cardio instructor while in Oakland. I have an extra piece of cartilage in my left ear.

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