Manon Fisher (SF2014)

Manon

Placement: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission – Wastewater Resource Recovery and Pollution Prevention

My Hometown:  San Francisco, CA

My Education:  California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. B.S. Environmental Management and Protection, Minor in City and Regional Planning, Minor in Sustainable Environments

Selected Activities & Community Involvement:  Lead Instructor, Environmental Education for the Next Generation; Variable Velocity Dance Company Dancer, Board Member, Feelosophers Path After School Program; San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Club Player

Why San Francisco is Important to Me: I grew up in San Francisco, and have been strongly shaped by my community’s teachings of social and environmental equity. I have been fortunate enough over the years to spend much of my time abroad traveling and experiencing a variety of government systems as well as social and environmental inequalities. These opportunities have fueled my interests in urban sustainability and the development of environmental and social infrastructure, where San Francisco is on the forefronts of progress. I am particularly interested in the difficult relationship that exists in San Francisco between neighborhood environmental improvements and gentrification, and how that struggle affects individuals within the City. I hope that through City Hall Fellows I can be a part of the City’s continued advancement, while making it a more sustainable and accessible place for all people regardless of socioeconomic background.

Something Unique about Me: In my senior year at Cal Poly I designed, organized, and publicized a summer program to Ghana, Africa, to study infrastructure planning in developing countries. Then, upon graduating I traveled to Ghana where I was a Program Assistant and Researcher for the summer of 2012.

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