Placement: Public Utilities Commission – Wastewater Enterprise

What I Worked On: I served as acting Urban Watershed Framework (UWF) Project Manager, assisting in establishing project scope, budget, and project timeline. With guidance, I directrf the project team, plan and facilitate project meetings, draft selected sections, and monitor action items. I facilitated a series of informational interviews with SFPUC staff, City staff, and public stakeholders to inquire about issues/concerns, potential collaboration opportunities, and to spread awareness about our efforts. I conducted research and analysis of existing project prioritization tools with a focus on a triple bottom line (TBL) approach which considers economic, social and environmental impacts. I researched international and national Low Impact Development environmental models for integration into the UWF. I also facilitated a monthly Interdepartmental Forum to encourage and influence more frequent communication and collaboration across the water, wastewater and power enterprises.

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

School: San Francisco State Univeristy

Fields of Study: B.A., International Relations with an emphasis on Environmental Studies and a Minor in Holistic Health.

Selected Honors: San Francisco State University (SFSU): Top 7% for academic excellence in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, George S. Araki Award for Academic Scholarship and Social Activism, Dean’s List 2004-2009.

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: The Peaceful World Foundation Community Connects Event Coordinator, SFSU OrangeBand Co-President, SFSU ECO Students Event Coordinator, Coordinator of SFSU Earth Day 2008 and 2009.

Prior Work Experience: Americorps Jumpstart Team Leader and Program Assistant, Green Business Intern for the San Francisco Department of the Environment, The Peaceful World Foundation Outreach and Event Coordinator, Red Victorian Peace Center Communications Manager

Why San Francisco is important to me: I have lived in San Francisco for the last several years while getting my bachelors degree. The social environment and progressive traditions of this city have supported my growing passions for the environment, bike riding, permaculture, and community building. I want to continue to pursue my goal of having a positive impact in my local and global community within the unique context of the opportunities and potential of this beautiful city.

Something unique about me: I am a passionate percussionist and enjoy leading drum circles at the monthly Community Connects that I host in my home, named the “PACE” (“peace” in Italian) house. My passions are in community building, creating music, holistic healing and having meaningful conversations that result in creative, positive action.

What I’m doing now: I’ve stayed on with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission as the Urban Watershed Framework Coordinator.