Placement: Controller’s Office, City Services Auditor – City Performance Unit

What I Worked On: My office conducts financial and performance auditing, best practices research, technical assistance to city departments, and a variety of policy analysis and reporting on all areas of local government and public policy. I am focusing on public safety. I work with the Police Effectiveness Review team to support the Ingleside Police District pilot problem-solving and crime analysis effort. I also am analyzing data, operations and processes in the City and County’s public safety systems to identify opportunities for efficient improvements between and among them. My first analysis involves looking at arrests, charges/re-booking, court case scheduling and processing, court wait times, jail populations and characteristics of the jail population with the specific goal of identifying ways to reduce and manage jail crowding and jail costs.

Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA

Schools: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Field of Study: Aerospace Engineering

Selected Honors: Sigma Gamma Tau—Engineering Honor Society

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: Debate coach at Burnett Middle School, Aerospace Chair for the Society of Women Engineers, volunteer on many political campaigns

Prior Work Experience: Teach For America, Bay Area

Why San Francisco is important to me: Aside from its cultural richness, San Francisco is always pushing the envelope when it comes to policies. San Francisco’s leaders are not afraid to take risks and make bold decisions. Other cities across the country turn to San Francisco as a model of innovative and inventive legislation. Whether it is universal health care or green building projects, San Francisco is always there first.

What I’m Doing Now: I’m getting a joint MBA/MPP at Harvard.

Something unique about me:I am a huge movie buff—I have seen every movie on IMDb’s Top 250, AFI’s Top 100, and every Best Picture Oscar winner. Also, I have my pilot’s license.