2020 Keynote Speaker – Jane Kim


Guest Speaker

Jane Kim served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing a diverse district in San Francisco, including the lowest-income residents and the wealthiest zip code in the City. She is a member and top voter getter for AD 17’s San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee.

Her landmark initiatives as a SF Supervisor include leading San Francisco to be the first city in the Nation to make Community College free for all residents; the Fair Chance Act (removing unnecessary barriers to employment and stable housing for the millions of Californians who have a conviction record); passing the minimum wage law to $15/hour; securing full-time nurses for homeless shelters and establishing a medical respite shelter for aging and sick homeless residents. 

Jane is currently the California Political Director for Bernie Sanders for President 2020 and is a Senior Fellow at the Young Elected Officials Network, a program of the People for American Way.

Prior to being a Supervisor, Jane Kim was a community organizer at Chinatown Community Development Center, a civil rights attorney at Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, and served as President of the San Francisco Board of Education. She received a dual B.A. in Political Science and Asian American studies from Stanford University and her J.D. from the U.C. Berkeley School of Law.