Placement: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission – Water Resources Division

My Hometown: Rocklin, CA

My Education:  Whitman College, B.A. Environmental Studies / Politics

Selected Honors: Udall Scholar – Honorable Mention (2009); Jan S. Mejer Award for Best Thesis in Environmental Studies,”Can the Public Trust Doctrine Protect Ecosystems?” (2011); Russell J.DeRemer Award for Outstanding Involvement in Student Services (2011)

Selected Activities & Community Involvement: Campus Organizer, CALPIRG Energy Service Corps; Sustainability Coordinator, Whitman College; President, Campus Climate Challenge; Unitarian Universalist Representative, Interfaith Council

Why San Francisco is Important to Me: Growing up, San Francisco was the place we kids from the suburbs dreamed of living in.  The cultural diversity, the world-class open space, the progressive politics – it seemed a perfect city, as shiny and golden as the dome on City Hall.  Now, as a young adult, I’m fascinated by all the moving pieces and people who help craft San Francisco’s vibrancy and innovation.  Whether itis creative re-use of water resources or neighborhood engagement in politics, San Francisco is paving the way for fascinating new directions.  I’m grateful to be able to learn and contribute to this dynamic community.

Something Unique about Me: I’ve witnessed spawning salmon in every coastal western state in the US, including both landlocked and anadramous species.  I’ve also participated in salmon restoration projects in every coastal western state except Alaska, although I worked on a sustainable salmon fishing boat there for one summer.