Meet Our Interns!
Amy Huang, HUB San Francisco Host
A Bay Area native, Amy graduated from UCLA with a degree in Geography and minors in Human Complex Systems and Japanese. She went on to work in Google’s Enterprise division, supporting businesses, universities, and governments deploying Google Apps. Since leaving Google, she’s been interested in how better spaces can cultivate healthy communities, as with business improvement districts and co-working spaces, and she has the pleasure to be cultivator/convener/sparring partner for a wide range of fascinating people and ideas as Host. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, video games, and traveling.
Anna Ruth Crittenden, HUB Berkeley Host
Anna Ruth is an undergraduate at UC Davis in her final quarter. She has been studying Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, and wants to continue focusing on agricultural issues after she graduates. A San Rafael native, Anna Ruth loves promoting creative and dynamic communities, experiential spaces, and harvesting broccoli. If you are driving through the Davis area you might also catch her on KDVS 90.3FM “Local Dirt,” a public radio station which she co-hosts.
Chris Ruano, HUB San Francisco Host
Chris is host intern at HUB San Francisco. He just received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA. After spending time in the greener part of the golden state, he hopes to share with the HUB, Arcata’s small town harmony. Supported native rights he worked with a local non-profit in Arcata helping bridge the communication for people in North America and South. He is a native Spanish speaker. Back to his hometown of San Francisco, he enjoys soccer on the weekend with his kinfolks.
Danny Molina, HUB San Francisco Host, Event Assistant, Sound Tech
Danny is a native of Grass Valley, CA where he became interested in event management, social justice, and community development at a very young age. He is currently a senior at San Francisco State University majoring in American Studies. He has a voracious love for writing and performing punk rock, traveling anywhere he hasn’t already visited, and meeting anyone and everyone. He hopes to develop professionally, and to tour the US and Europe.
Davis Hoffman, HUB Berkeley Host
Davis will graduate from UC Berkeley in May with a B.A. in Political Economy with a focus on the Middle East/North Africa. He loves traveling, playing jazz on his saxophone, and in general seeks to understand systems within society. Davis has no idea where life will take him and is prepared to wander wherever the winds go. He enjoys talking of Political Economy, Arabic, his travels through the Balkans, his year in Cairo, and he encourages everybody likewise interested to approach him for a chat. Davis is fascinated by responsible and sustainable business practices and is excited to further explore the meaning of Social Enterprise with the HUB.
Emmanuel Coloma, HUB Workbench
Emmanuel is a 4th year undergraduate at UC Berkeley majoring in Molecular Environmental Biology and Urban Studies. He is passionate about cities and urban development, particularly the impact of urbanization on the global social fabric and its effect on race, culture, and the environment. He was born in the Philippines but raised in Newark, CA. His involvements in college are quite diverse. He’s been a research assistant in various labs, dabbled in student government as the ASUC Diversity Director, and founded the Design for America – UC Berkeley studio. Emmanuel was a recent delegate for the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations and currently also works as a legislative and policy intern under David Chiu, the President of the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco. He loves to make things, explore cities, take Instagram pictures, and wine tasting. He believes that this internship complements his eclectic tastes and background by challenging him to explore the exciting and limitless world of social entrepreneurship.
Emily Marsh, HUB Cities
Emily recently moved back to the Bay Area after a year in London completing a master’s in urbanization and development at the London School of Economics. While in London she interned at The Young Foundation where she became immersed in social innovation and social impact techniques and became particularly interested in ethnographic and user research practices. After completing her degree, Emily felt passionate about returning home to the Bay to tackle urban challenges relating to civic engagement, community resilience and spatial justice in her own backyard. In addition to interning for the Hub Cities team, she also will be supporting the Hub Oakland team as they prepare to launch later this year and is trying her hand at community organizing. When Emily isn’t interning, she’s hiking, eating (a lot of) SF’s amazing cuisines, making succulent creations and (sometimes, although rarely) writing.
Joseph (Kyo Young) Koo, HUB Berkeley Host
As a 1st year in UC Berkeley, Joseph is currently studying as an Intended Business Administration major. Originally from South Korea, Joseph moved to Hong Kong when he was three and lived his whole life there. He is fluent in both English and Korean and proficient in Mandarin. Joseph has a growing passion for entrepreneurship and anything that dwells upon creativity. He would like to start his own organization/company sometime in his life. Hip-Hop dancing, photo-editing, and video-editing are some of his other passions.
Ocean Tran Vu, Cities Intern
Born and raised in Vietnam, Ocean earned his BS in Mathematics and Management at University of Manchester, UK. He is currently pursuing a MS in International Business with a concentration on Finance and Risk Management at Hult International Business School. Since joining the HUB team he has fallen in love with the organization and it has changed the way he approaches business. He believes that this is where his dream of a better world can come true. As a Cities Intern, he assists the operation of the HUB North America Leaders Internal Network. For example, he recently fixed the Financial Templates that help future founders of HUBs across North America with the ease of their feasibility plan preparations. He also built a system which can assess any future HUB against actual operating HUBs based on demographic segments. He loves playing Piano, Guitar, Melodian and eating healthy food!
Rachael Mikulsky, Event Marketing
Originally from the Bay Area, Rachel has studied and worked in the UK for the last 7 years. She has worked in urban redevelopment and co-founded Eclective, a social design collective: www.eclective.co.uk ,with colleagues she met during her Masters studies at Central Saint Martings College of Art & Design in London. She loves building her social media skills while discovering the inspiring people and stories of HUB Bay Area. In her spare time, she hosts an underground radio show featuring UK and international dance music.