Stevon Cook (SF2009)

Placement: Department of Public Works

Project: Writing a report on the layout of curb ramps that will analyze the complexities behind their design and the circumstances that impede or accelerate their construction.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

School: Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Field of Study: American Studies (B.A.)

Selected Honors: Students Rising Above Scholar

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: Chief Operating Officer – Griffin Society (a group of minority males committed to community service, academic achievement and fiscal responsibility), Mentor – Students Rising Above

Prior Work Experience: Compliance Intern at Wells Fargo Bank, Owner/Director at Stay Sharp Films

Why San Francisco is important to me: As a native of San Francisco, I know firsthand the hardships that many communities face and the abundance of opportunity available for those in the know. I am confident the fellowship will give me the tools to bridge those gaps.

Something unique about me: I started a film production in the Summer of 2006. Since then I have directed ten music videos. My interest in film led me to Paris where I studied classic French cinema for a semester.

What I’m Doing Now: I’ve stayed in San Francisco working on local education issues since my Fellowship. I’m currently at the San Francisco Education Fund.

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