Matthew Spring (SF2013)

 

Placement: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), Finance & Information Technology, Performance & Technology Unit

My Hometown: Dublin, CA

My Education: University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. in Political Science, Minor in Public Affairs

Selected Honors: Michael Dukakis Scholar, Deans Honor List, Chancellor’s Service Award

Selected Activities & Community Involvement: Department of Student Affairs Undergraduate Research Partnership Initiative, UCLA’s Undergraduate Student Association Council General Representative, Director of Student Activist Project, Assistant Director of Bruin Lobby Corps, Director of BruINTENT, Samahang Pilipino, Field Intern for Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti (CD-13), Intern for State Senator Mark DeSaulnier for Congress

Why San Francisco is Important to Me: While I was raised in the Bay Area suburb of Dublin, CA, I accredit much of my ideological and socio-political development to being around “San Francisco values” and learning from its history of activism. While the City still faces many serious issues, its willingness to take bold steps alongside community leaders to advance a progressive agenda of social justice, provide quality services to its diverse communities and promote cultural celebration and understanding makes it a City unlike any other.

Something Unique About Me: After years of being a loyal viewer, I highly considered applying to be a contestant on the Big Brother reality show this summer, but fortunately I opted to apply for City Hall Fellows instead!

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