Cody Z - Copy

Placement: San Francisco Public Library – Facilities Division

My Hometown: Greenbrae, CA

My Education: Brown University, AB Environmental Studies, Environmental Health and Policy focus

Selected Honors: Graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Selected Activities and Community Involvement:  I worked for four years with SCRAP: Brown Student Compost Initiative to provide an accessible composting system to community members on Providence’s East Side. I also helped develop, advocate for, and eventually pass legislation through the Rhode Island General Assembly to increase the state’s resiliency in the face of climate change and modernize their greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. Outside of school I spent my summers in Yosemite National Park working at Camp Tawonga, an outdoor summer camp for kids from the Bay Area.

Why San Francisco is important to me: Growing up in Marin County, I benefitted from the spillover of San Francisco’s forward-thinking ideals and policies, without having to deal with the fog. I was raised to love nature and seek out opportunities to make positive change in whatever community I was a part of. I did not realize it back then, but many of the ways I view the world today were influenced by San Francisco and all those that had come before me. After living on the East Coast for four years, I wanted to move back to San Francisco to learn how such a progressive government delivers benefits to its people, and continue to help it do just that.

Something unique about me: I have done overnight hikes to the Half Dome and Clouds Rest peaks in Yosemite National Park, but refuse to ride a roller coaster.