When I got into college, one of the first things people said (after commenting on the cold weather in New England), is "What made you choose that school?" What I wasn't expecting was to be asked that question once I joined a campaign. I knew all the reasons why I thought people should vote for Joanna, but I hadn't really thought about what initially inspired me to work for her campaign, and not one of the other 30 candidates campaigns. I had originally picked her because she is a family friend and neighbor, and I was inspired after her meet and greet in my neighborhood. Everything she said sounded great to me- her passion for bringing back businesses to San Francisco resonated with me because I experienced the effects of outsourcing first hand with my dad commuting three hours every day of my childhood to work. But last night, at an event supporting women in politics, I was asked "What made you join Joanna's campaign?" And after I really thought about it, I decided that the issue that resonated with me most was raising the standard of education in our city's public schools to the level that we put other issues close to our heart, like sustainability and equality. Joanna has the charisma, the leadership skills and the passion about SF schools to really make a difference. By putting it at the forefront of her campaign (if and when elected) she will be able to get the people who can make a difference together to make a clear and cohesive plan to get our schools back to where they need to be. Her passion is what keeps me inspired every day, and its the reason why I chose to volunteer my summer to her campaign. If you feel the same way, or even just want to find out more about what we do, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!