Lin Rui

Placement: SFMTA, Capital Financial Planning and Analysis

My Hometown: Honolulu, HI

My Education:  Mills College, B.A. in Economics (minor in Asian Studies), High Honors (May 2013); Stanford University, Certificate for Summer Institute for General Management (2013); Lingnan University, study abroad in Hong Kong; Fudan University, study abroad in Shanghai

Selected Honors: Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: Investing In Oakland (Oakland revitalization project) (2012), Oakland Asian Cultural Center Volunteer (2012), Congresswoman Barbara Lee District Office Intern (2011)

Why SF is important to me: I have never felt the sense of belonging that I feel here.  I have travelled to many cities in China and the U.S., but never have I found a sanctuary as San Francisco.  Unphased by the beauty and fog, I was more impressed by the progressive political climate that truly reflects the compassion and vision of the community. For me, it is a place that pushes the limits on every spectrum; this inspires me to push harder and live smarter to achieve my own aspirations in government and nonprofit work.

Something Unique About Me: I was born in Qianjiang, Hubei, China, and immigrated to Hawaii when I was 7.