Kelsea Vaughan

2015-08-02 050Placement:  San Francisco Public Library – Facilities Division

My Hometown:  McKinleyville, California

My Education:  Dominican University of California – B.A. Political Science & B.A. International Studies; English minor; ’15

Selected Honors:  Graduated Summa Cum Laude with Departmental Honors; Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society; Dean’s List; Scholar in the World Honors Scholarship Recipient and Program Graduate; Trustee’s Merit Scholarship Recipient; Honors Thesis “Fear of the Future:  Prime Minister David Cameron’s Rhetorical Strategies during the Scottish Referendum.”

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: Panetta Institute Congressional Intern 2014; Open A Door Foundation Program Coordinator; Teacher Assistant for Dominican University’s Introduction to American Politics; Dominican University Freshmen Resident Advisor Fall 2012-Spring 2014

Why San Francisco is important to me:  As a youth, I made the trek from my hometown in Humboldt County to visit my family in Santa Cruz several times a year.  The only part that made those long trips crammed into the backseat of a silver Camry bearable was the promise that we would stop in San Francisco for a few short hours.  Even then, I knew that the City was the place that I wanted to make my home.  22 years later, I am proud to say that I landed my dream job serving the city that I love and that I can finally call myself a real San Francisco resident!

Something unique about me:  As much as I love San Francisco and consider it home, I will always bleed green and gold.  Go A’s!  (Although the Giants are pretty awesome too)