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Annie Adams is in the final year of her graduate program in which she will attain a Master’s Degree in Social Work from San José State University in San José, California, with a focus in Children, Youth and Families. She will also attain a Pupil Personal Services Credential. She has over seven years of experience in working in non-profit, schools, management, advocacy and government. Her former positions as Volunteer Coordinator and Trainer at both the YWCA of Silicon Valley and the Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico grew her passion for management, advocacy and community organization. Annie collaborated with the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault to develop and author a training curriculum for YWCA of Silicon Valley Volunteer Rape Crisis Counselors. Annie is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the International City/County Management Association and the American Civil Liberties Union. While attending graduate school, she has taken part in the NASW Lobby Days in Sacramento, California and will serve as a lead lobbyist in 2016. Currently, Annie serves as an intern with the City of Hayward, California in the Office of the City Manager. She is passionate about public policy, local government and civic engagement. Her primary interests are financial inequality, affordable housing and paid family leave.
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