Kyra S -

Placement: Office of the Controller – City Services Auditor Unit

My Hometown: Wayne, PA

My Education: UC Berkeley-BA Political Science, minor in Public Policy. Thesis: Staff Matters

Selected Honors: Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Graduated with Highest Honors, Travers Scholarship in Ethics and Politics Recipient (2012), Cal Alumni Association Leadership Award Recipient

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: Associated Students of the University of California, Vote Coalition Director of the Greeks and Student Cooperatives, UC Berkeley Residential Service Initiative Director – Americorps Bonner Leader, UC Berkeley Dance Marathon, Ask Big Questions Fellow, Cal in the Capital Internship Program, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority

Why San Francisco is important to me: My connection to San Francisco is deeply tied to my family history. My parents met in San Francisco after having moved from the East Coast, and I’m convinced that their love of San Francisco was transmitted to my brother and me at birth. The qualities I admire about San Francisco – diversity, inclusivity, and innovation—are reflected in the city’s approach to public policy. To me, the most unique thing about San Francisco is that it is a participatory city—a city in which residents share a unified vision of what San Francisco is, and what it could be. By working as a City Hall Fellow, I hope to help make that vision a reality. I look forward to pairing my interest in data-driven public policy solutions with my passion for effective and efficient government during the upcoming year.

Something unique about me: I love to dance. I’ve was a part of dance groups throughout my time at UC Berkeley, and my favorite genre is tap!