Placement: Controller, Office of Economic Analysis

What I Worked On: My projects included analyzing the economic impact of future earthquakes on the City’s economy as well as researching information requests, including potential policy responses to the current financial crisis.

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

School: Stanford University

Field of Study: International Relations – Political Economy

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: Chief Copy Editor, Six Degrees: A Journal of Human Rights; Stanford Association for International Development

Prior Work Experience: Portfolio Research Associate, HIP Investor

Why San Francisco is important to me: I love what San Francisco represents, and that is in many ways best symbolized in its city government. It is a leader on key issues spanning environmental sustainability, urban planning, homelessness, and LGBT rights. San Francisco is constantly looking for innovative ways to better serve the City. In doing so, the City not only serves its own citizens, but it serves as a model for cities around the country and the world to follow its lead.

Something unique about me: I produce music, primarily pop-influenced, and am learning to play the guitar.

What I’m doing now: I’m a Product Strategy Analyst at CNBC. I ultimately plan to pursue work in the policy realm and would like to go on to policy graduate school.