Meet Jeanette 𣁽婕安
I have spent nearly 15 years practicing law both in the government and private sector, including as Senior Counsel to two United States Senators, Senator Tim Johnson and Senator Sherrod Brown. When the last financial crisis hit, I was the Senate Banking Committee's lead advisor on consumer protection, and I spearheaded a number of hearings and investigations related to Wall Street reform and student loan reform.
I have worked closely with stakeholders on both sides of the aisle -- and I am adept at building consensus and getting things done. I will bring the same perspective and approach to the City College Board of Trustees, and will resolve City College's challenges with transparency, stakeholder input, strategic planning, and accountability.
In San Francisco, I am dedicated to helping small businesses and individuals thrive. I am Lead Counsel for Financial Services at a company that empowers small businesses, where I lead our development of financial health tools for small businesses and their employees. I have served on the Board of the Tenderloin Equitable Development Project and volunteer at Start Small Think Big, Sherith Israel, and Friends of the Urban Forest. I am also a member of many San Francisco community organizations, including the San Francisco Historical Society, San Francisco History Association, Mechanics' Institute, World Affairs Council, Asia Society, and the Book Club of California.
I have a Jurisdoctorate from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley, where I double majored in philosophy and economics. Community college is core to my personal story: I started taking classes at community college when I was in high school, which enabled me to enter UC Berkeley when I was 16 years old as a sophomore.
Being actively engaged in bettering our society is one of my core values. This is why I am an Eisenhower fellow, a Truman National Security Project Political Partner, an elected member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, a United States-Spain Council Young Leader, and a Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs New Leader. I believe that a diversity of voices and experiences make for better policymaking and for a better world. As a City College Board Trustee, I will ensure that every voice at City College is heard and valued.