"I’ve been working on Castro since I’ve lived in San Francisco and I’ve gradually discovered the multitude of thriving communities inhabiting this city. From the very beginning I had my ear to the floor straining with blind faith to hear San Francisco’s heartbeat. Now that I’ve finally heard its colorful sound I’m filled with a sense of duty to share it with the global community. As a transparent vessel to the community, I have the vision to make San Francisco Pride a model for respecting the dignity of every human being. No one should feel left out, ignored or disrespected at any Pride event, and I will work tirelessly to make Pride the most welcoming event in this city."
Non-Profit Board Membership Experience:
I am 21 years old and I have no prior experience on a Non-profit Board, however I do know my way around a P&L report and I have been reviewing Pride’s latest financial statement. I’m excited to brainstorm with everyone to improve our gross income and reach this coming year.
Other LGBT Movement or Organizational Experience:
In my beginning months in San Francisco, I frequented the LGBT center hungry for community more so than a free meal, and began to unofficially volunteer there for a brief couple of weeks. I’ve also tapped into the Radical Faerie community here and have done some activism work with them.
I’ve been working retail in the Castro for the three years that I’ve lived here. Every day I strive to make the sales goals corporate expects of us, but my more important duty is to help serve the neighborhood. I keep in constant contact with the surrounding neighbors and merchants and it is to them that I pledge my loyalty to listen.
Education or Training:
I’m currently enrolled as a film student at CCSF. The enormous amount of strategizing, networking, and preplanning that goes with student activism and filmmaking are beneficial skills that I can contribute to the board.