This month, we are featuring a series of stories from our Fellows, in their own words. We hope you'll enjoy learning more about these remarkable young people, and how they are making our cities better places to live, work and play.
I worked for the City of Houston Crime Analysis & Command Center during my City Hall Fellows experience. The majority of my year was spent working on a report in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. My department delivered recommendations on how the response to that natural disaster could be faster and more effective for the next storm.
Now I'm in my last year of law school, and working with some former educators to develop a new web platform. We're simplifying the local policy process for low-income communities, delivering information about complex laws in digestible chunks via local leaders.
Without City Hall Fellows, I would not have chosen local government as my lifelong focus. In just one year as a Fellow, I saw very clearly how much power a municipal government has and the impact one motivated individual could make on a city. It changed the trajectory of my life.
Krishanu Sengupta, a Stanford University alum,
was a member of City Hall Fellows' inaugural Houston class in 2008-2009.
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