Fellows and Alumni
“Now I honestly I don’t ever see myself not being on be a commission. It’s too addictive too feel like you can actually change something.”
—Dahianna Lopez, Class of 2010
Seat: Former Vice Chair SF Metropolitan Transit Agency’s Pedestrian Safety Advisory Commission. PhD candidate in Health Policy at Harvard University.
The BCLI’s rich alumni program not only supports individuals graduating from our Institute, but also serves to structure an interdependent network of progressive commissioners in the region to fight against isolation and co-optation. Alumni also play a key role in cohort formation through nominating, interviewing, and selecting incoming cohort members. They also serve future cohorts by refining, developing, and facilitating curriculum and providing mentorship support for new advocate commissioners. Read about the great work our graduates are doing.
“Sometimes your age, race, class, and sexual orientation become a barrier to believing in your ability to contribute to these governmental entities. It never occurred to me to apply for these positions until I joined BCLI. It was something other people did.”
—Jay Lee, Class of 2009
Seats: San Francisco Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee and San Francisco Pedestrian Safety Task Force.