Richa Goyal

Richa

Placement: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission – Real Estate Services

My Hometown: Milpitas, CA

My Education: Georgetown University, B.A. in International Politics

Selected Honors: Dean’s List; Graduated cum laude

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: Grassroots Intern, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice; Intern, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19); Intern, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S. Department of State; Tutor, DC Schools Project.

Why San Francisco is important to me: ┬áHaving grown up in a part of the Bay Area not connected to BART, I’ve always wanted a deeper relationship with the infrequently visited place I call “the city.” In high school when I interned at an environmental justice organization in the Tenderloin, I got a sense of the “two San Franciscos” that coexist in this 7×7 mile square of land. I’m glad to be working for a city that is open to having these conversations and is often on the cutting edge of societal change. This is the city where I first felt a true pull toward my enduring commitment to public service and activism.

Something unique about me: After not playing soccer for 4 years, I decided to organize and coach an intramural soccer team at college. In our three glorious years, we won zero games and scored a total of three goals, two of which were scored by me on our own goal.