Chris Norman (SF2014)

Chris

Placement: San Francisco Public Library – Facilities & Finance Divisions

My Hometown: San Francisco, CA

My Education:  Dartmouth College, B.A. Human Geography, Social Inequalities minor

Selected Honors: Senior Class Marshal (2013); Class of 2013 Diversity Outreach Award (2013); Class of 2013 Leadership Award (2011)

Selected Activities & Community Involvement: Dartmouth College Office of Pluralism and Leadership/Latino Community Intern; President, La Alianza Latina; Undergraduate Advisor; Vice President, Casque and Gauntlet Senior Society; Tucker Foundation Alternative Spring Break: SF Trip Leader; Residential Education Social Justice Advisory Board; Women of Color Collective; Latino Ivy League Conference Head Delegate; Multi-faith Council; Afro-American Society; Dartmouth College Gender, Sexuality, XYZ.

Why San Francisco is Important to Me: I am who I am because of my time growing up in the unique neighborhoods of San Francisco. I was born and raised in the Mission District, I went to elementary school in Chinatown, I worked for an environmental education center and served as a National Park Ranger in the Presidio, and I’ve traveled to many places in-between. During my last summer of college I worked for Project Pull, a city-sponsored program that aims to “pull” high school students into the public sector by providing an experience in local government. Through those experiences I learned how local policies and programs affect people in every sphere of life, and I realized I wanted to serve the City while still growing with and learning from it. That being said, the burritos in the City aren’t half bad either!

Something Unique about Me: My first (and only, so far) time outside of the U.S. was in March of 2012 when I studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic. Besides having a first-hand experience around the importance of cultural sensitivity & self-awareness, I got to study cities and their transformations all over the world. My favorite memory was a trip I took down to Italy though!

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