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INNOVATION FELLOW, MAYOR'S OFFICE: Using Technology To Improve Government Policy

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Monique, an Innovation Fellow at the San Francisco Mayor's Office, helps bring new technology to government and make the city more innovative. She originally wanted to be a lawyer, but with then discovered her love for branding and building technology.

Degree: Political Science
Job Title: Innovation Fellow
Employer: Mayor's Office

Job Summary: Political Scientists

Job Description

Political scientists study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. They research political ideas and analyze the structure and operation of governments, policies, political trends, and related issues.

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$50,000 - $155,000
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m='11620'>mayor</span> <span m='12090'>and</span> <span m='12200'>the</span> <span m='12280'>city</span> <span m='12700'>be more</span> <span m='13040'>innovative.</span> </p><p><span m='14500'>On</span> <span m='14610'>a</span> <span m='14670'>day to day</span> <span m='15150'>basis</span> <span m='15750'>I</span> <span m='16400'>make</span> <span m='16630'>partnerships</span> <span m='17220'>with</span> <span m='17440'>other</span> <span m='18930'>local</span> <span m='19380'>organizations,</span> <span m='20340'>other</span> <span m='20600'>companies.</span> <span m='21270'>I</span> <span m='21510'>figure</span> <span m='21760'>out</span> <span m='22000'>ways</span> <span m='23260'>to</span> <span m='23500'>bring</span> <span m='23790'>more</span> <span m='23990'>innovation</span> <span m='24275'>into</span> <span m='24560'>the</span> <span m='25050'>city</span> <span m='25590'>and</span> <span m='25790'>to</span> <span m='26170'>make</span> <span m='26390'>tech</span> <span m='26680'>enabled</span> <span m='26970'>products</span> <span m='27450'>like</span> <span m='27910'>a</span> <span m='28210'>product</span> <span m='28520'>called</span> <span m='28680'>Smart</span> <span m='28960'>PDF,</span> <span m='29610'>which</span> <span m='30280'>takes</span> <span m='30520'>all</span> <span m='30650'>this</span> <span m='30860'>paper</span> <span m='31150'>government</span> <span m='31560'>forms</span> <span m='31830'>that</span> <span m='31940'>we</span> <span m='32060'>have</span> <span m='32520'>and</span> <span m='32549'>turns</span> <span m='32850'>them</span> <span m='33000'>into</span> <span m='33450'>fillable</span> <span m='34270'>PDFs</span> <span m='34940'>and</span> <span m='35080'>adds</span> <span m='35370'>on</span> <span m='35650'>a</span> <span m='35700'>payment</span> <span m='36040'>solution</span> <span m='36520'>and an</span> <span m='37018'>e-signature</span> <span m='37516'>solution</span> <span m='38014'>so you can</span> <span m='38512'>eliminate</span> <span m='39010'>paper</span> <span m='39280'>in</span> <span m='39560'>your</span> <span m='39750'>everyday</span> <span m='40130'>life.</span> <span m='40880'>And</span> </p><p><span m='41420'>I</span> <span m='41760'>went</span> <span m='41900'>to the</span> <span m='42010'>University</span> <span m='42500'>of</span> <span m='42550'>Miami</span> <span m='43090'>and</span> <span m='43680'>I</span> <span m='43890'>graduated</span> <span m='44420'>with</span> <span m='44560'>a</span> <span m='44590'>degree</span> <span m='44950'>in</span> <span m='45060'>political</span> <span m='45460'>science.</span> <span m='45960'>I</span> <span m='46040'>thought</span> <span m='46260'>I</span> <span m='46310'>wanted</span> <span m='46630'>to</span> <span m='47120'>be</span> <span m='47310'>a</span> <span m='47380'>lawyer,</span> <span m='47860'>but</span> <span m='47990'>the</span> <span m='48060'>first</span> <span m='48410'>job</span> <span m='48600'>that</span> <span m='48730'>I</span> <span m='48820'>had</span> <span m='49240'>out</span> <span m='49400'>of</span> <span m='49470'>college</span> <span m='50360'>was</span> <span m='50500'>actually</span> <span m='50900'>at</span> <span m='51010'>a</span> <span m='51050'>brand</span> <span m='51460'>consulting</span> <span m='51960'>agency.</span> <span m='52830'>So</span> <span m='53250'>that</span> <span m='53460'>really</span> <span m='53650'>got me</span> <span m='53850'>interested</span> <span m='54350'>in</span> <span m='54430'>brands</span> <span m='54755'>and</span> <span m='55080'>the</span> <span m='55550'>internet</span> <span m='56020'>was</span> <span m='56490'>really</span> <span m='56960'>sort of</span> <span m='57130'>booming</span> <span m='57710'>at</span> <span m='57830'>the</span> <span m='57900'>time.</span> </p><p><span m='59130'>So</span> <span m='59320'>I</span> <span m='59340'>started</span> <span m='59680'>working</span> <span m='61710'>on</span> <span m='61970'>internet</span> <span m='62560'>projects</span> <span m='63590'>and</span> <span m='63640'>really</span> <span m='63990'>started</span> <span m='64580'>getting</span> <span m='65069'>deeply</span> <span m='65430'>involved</span> <span m='65980'>in</span> <span m='66340'>building</span> <span m='66830'>things.</span> <span m='67190'>And</span> <span m='67550'>that's</span> <span m='67750'>really</span> <span m='67970'>what</span> <span m='68130'>I</span> <span m='68190'>love</span> <span m='68390'>to</span> <span m='68460'>do.</span> <span m='68580'>I</span> <span m='68670'>love</span> <span m='68840'>to</span> <span m='68970'>build</span> <span m='69260'>things.</span> <span m='69580'>I</span> <span m='69680'>love to</span> <span m='69990'>build</span> <span m='70100'>websites</span> <span m='70630'>and</span> <span m='70730'>mobile</span> <span m='71070'>apps.</span> <span m='72220'>I</span> <span m='72360'>built</span> <span m='72630'>a</span> <span m='72680'>mobile</span> 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m='83920'>was</span> <span m='84070'>in</span> <span m='84180'>high</span> <span m='84380'>school</span> <span m='84770'>is</span> <span m='84950'>that</span> <span m='85130'>there</span> <span m='85230'>are</span> <span m='85530'>going</span> <span m='85720'>to</span> <span m='85760'>be</span> <span m='85870'>lots</span> <span m='86180'>of</span> <span m='86230'>chances</span> <span m='86730'>for you</span> <span m='86940'>to</span> <span m='87060'>explore</span> <span m='87490'>lots</span> <span m='87810'>of</span> <span m='87880'>different</span> <span m='88220'>things.</span> <span m='89180'>I've</span> <span m='89410'>done</span> <span m='89620'>everything</span> <span m='90430'>from</span> <span m='90580'>working</span> <span m='90870'>in</span> <span m='90960'>a</span> <span m='91010'>brand</span> <span m='91230'>consultancy</span> <span m='91910'>to</span> <span m='92000'>starting</span> <span m='92360'>an</span> <span m='92450'>affiliate</span> <span m='92880'>program</span> 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m='101640'>with</span> <span m='101920'>or do</span> <span m='102230'>business</span> <span m='102705'>with.</span> </p><p><span m='103180'>So</span> <span m='103730'>there's</span> <span m='103950'>always</span> <span m='104520'>the</span> <span m='104600'>chance</span> <span m='104970'>for</span> <span m='105080'>you</span> <span m='105300'>to</span> <span m='105490'>explore</span> <span m='106530'>and</span> <span m='106950'>not</span> <span m='107810'>get</span> <span m='107970'>caught</span> <span m='108210'>up</span> <span m='108630'>going</span> <span m='108880'>down</span> <span m='109130'>one</span> <span m='109330'>path</span> <span m='109750'>that</span> <span m='109810'>you</span> <span m='110060'>feel</span> <span m='110220'>like</span> <span m='110490'>you</span> <span m='110630'>have</span> <span m='110860'>to</span> <span m='110960'>absolutely</span> <span m='111500'>do</span> <span m='111660'>this</span> <span m='111850'>one</span> <span m='112100'>thing</span> <span 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