My Hometown: San Francisco, California
My Education: University of California Davis, Bachelor of Arts with Honors Political Science-Public Service; College of Marin, Associate of Arts Social and Behavioral Sciences
Selected Honors: Political Science Department Commendation, 2015; Truman Scholar National Finalist, 2014; Frank A. Mesplé Scholar, 2014; California Community College Student Body President of the Year, 2012
Selected Activities and Community Involvement: Board Member – Richmond District Democratic Club, 2015; Policy Fellow – Office of Supervisor Eric Mar, 2014-2015; Undergraduate Researcher – UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, 2014; Student Trustee – College of Marin Board of Trustees, 2012-2013; Student Body President – Associated Students of College of Marin, 2011-2012, Men’s Varsity Soccer – College of Marin, 2011-2013
Why San Francisco is important to me: San Francisco is my family’s home. San Francisco is home, too, of worldwide technological innovation and some of the most progressive public policies in the nation. Most devastatingly, it is home to some of the greatest income inequality and the highest rents in the nation.
The City and County of San Francisco is responsible for all its inhabitants, accomplishments, and issues. It has the humble task of maintaining the infrastructure and managing the bureaucratic systems that support everyone and everything – a responsibility requiring the efforts of hardworking, talented, and creative people. I aspire to be one of those people, dedicating my abilities to a place that honors its successes and strives for effective solutions. San Francisco is an incredible ever-changing city that instills pride in all its inhabitants. That pride imparts ownership and responsibility, which is what has allowed San Francisco to become the amazing city that it is. I believe all people who consider San Francisco their home should be able to continue living here. I also want San Francisco to continue to be a center of innovation. In order to continue being the home to the diverse community that makes this city so special, we all need to put our best effort forward. I commit to doing so for my family, friends, and all others who consider San Francisco home.
Something unique about me: I am left-handed.