Placement: City Controller’s Office – City Services Auditor

What I Worked On: I finished a report on the City’s long term care spending that was used by the Human Services Agency to determine how to plan different social and health service programs for the City’s senior and disabled populations. Concurrently, I dabbled in various other projects such as integrating all of the City’s mental health clinics into primary care clinics, grant planning and research for a broader electronic health record system for the Department of Public Health and the Human Services Agency, and on a comprehensive analysis of all the City’s rehabilitation services at both Laguna Honda and General hospitals.

Hometown: Hometown: Mountain View & San Luis Obispo, CA

School: University of California, Berkeley

Fields of Study: BA, Interdisciplinary Studies in International Development; Global Poverty & Practice

Selected Honors: Blum Center for Developing Economies Fellowship; Interdisciplinary Studies Field Major Highest Honors, 2009; Dean’s Honor Roll: Fall 2008 & Spring 2009; Nominee for the UC Berkeley Public Service Award 2009

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: President, Berkeley Needle Exchange Emergency Distribution (NEED) (’08-present); Member, Berkeley Student Cooperative (2008); Research Assistant, Dr. Laura Schreibmann Autism Lab, UC San Diego (’06-’07)

Prior Work Experience: Computer Services Library Assistant, UC Hastings School of Law, San Francisco, CA 2010; Online Helpdesk Technician, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA 2009-2010; Helpdesk Technician Assistant, Berkeley Law School, Berkeley, CA 2006-2009;

Why San Francisco is important to me: Having grown up in the Bay Area, San Francisco has always been a focal point in my conversations about news or politics with friends and family. I even wrote my 4th grade social studies report on the City and County of San Francisco, complete with a paper-mâché replica of Alcatraz Island. As I grew older, I came to appreciate ow San Francisco acts as a staging ground for shaping and fine-tuning progressive policies in public health, community planning, and human rights. I feel so grateful for this opportunity to work in the city (and county) that is a leader in some of the most innovative and sustainable civic practices.

Something unique about me: I lived in a grass-thatched mud hut for five weeks during the summer of 2009 in Ugunja, Kenya.