Kelsey Finch (SF2009)

Placement: Municipal Transportation Agency, Livable Streets Program

What I Worked on: I created a program to measure pedestrian volumes in order to better allocate resources toward pedestrian safety. I also researched best practices in climate change mitigation and developed a guiding framework for the SFMTA’s Climate Action Plan.

Hometown: Denver, CO

School: Stanford University

Field of Study: Urban Studies

Selected Honors: Most Outstanding Honors Thesis in Urban Studies, 2008

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: Students Taking on Poverty; Women and Youth Supporting Each Other

Why San Francisco is important to me: I have long been drawn to San Francisco, fascinated by the city’s rich history as well as its contemporary progressive politics. While at Stanford, I wrote my senior honors thesis on the postwar history of San Francisco’s Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood. Learning about Hunters Point gave me great admiration for the strength of San Francisco’s cultural communities.

Something unique about me: I love to see the country by taking road trips.

What I’m Doing Now: I am currently in law school at the University of Pennsylvania.

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