Jared Leung

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Placement: Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector, Gross Receipts Tax

My Hometown: San Francisco, CA

My Education: University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts, Political Economy

Selected Honors: High Honors in Political Economy, High Distinction in General Scholarship

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: Berkeley ABA; Berkeley Humanity First; CAPAL Intern (2013); Asian Law Caucus Voting Rights Intern (2012); Asian American Law Journal Undergraduate Fellow (2012-2013)

Why San Francisco is important to me: As a born and raised San Franciscan, the City is truly home. Furthermore, I have an unparalleled opportunity to give back to the city that I call home as a City Hall Fellow. Coming from a family of Chinese immigrants that arrived to the United States by way of San Francisco, I have a strong affinity for the City and the opportunities it has provided for so many people and communities across different generations, including my family. Each neighborhood in the City has its own distinct identity and history, and contributes to San Francisco’s diversity. In addition to being culturally vibrant and diverse, San Francisco is unique in that it is an incredibly innovative city, whether this innovation comes from local government, the private sector, the non-profit sector, or the City’s residents themselves. Last but certainly not least, I live vicariously through San Francisco sports teams: the 49ers and the Giants, through thick and thin.

Something unique about me: Even though I’m originally from San Francisco, I’ve never ridden on a Cable Car. However, as a die-hard Giants fan, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend Game 1 of the 2012 World Series, where Pablo Sandoval made history by hitting 3 home runs in that game. The atmosphere in that game was electric, and it’s a sports-memory that I’ll remember and treasure for the rest of my life.