Teddy joined our staff after his graduation from San José State University. We were lucky enough to have him as a Winter and Spring Intern before he came on as a part-time and now full-time staffer in our office. He has taken on many roles in the office but still finds time to volunteer as a basketball coach along with fellow Policy Aide, Huascar.
Assignments: Department of Transportation, Grants, Parks Recreation and Neighborhood Services, Intern Manager
Neighborhood Areas: Rules Committee, Transportation and Environment Committee
Bruce Huynh is a teacher in our San Jose community. Bruce was born in Vietnam and came to the United States when he was just a teenager. Growing up in the Alum Rock Neighborhood of San Jose´, Bruce’s family experienced poverty, housing burden and the indignities of being immigrants with language barriers. Driven by his circumstances, Bruce worked to support his family while going to school. His first experience with politics was organizing students to participate in the Sacramento protest in 2006 opposing teacher layoffs. Through the years, Bruce has worked with Chinese and Vietnamese immigrant workers fighting against wage theft. He has also supported predominantly Latino childcare workers fighting for decent wages. In his capacity as a high school teacher, Bruce has the privilege to learn from and mentor youth of many walks of life.
Policy assignments: Homeless Concerns, Participatory Budgeting, Arts
Neighborhood Areas: Cassell Neighborhood Association, Mt. Pleasent Neighborhood Association, Alum Rock Village Association
Policy assignments: Community Outreach, Human Services, Immigraiton, Event Management, Commendations
Neighborhood Areas: Arbuckle Neighborhood Association