Commission application number 188 submitted by DESDEMONA BANDINI on 07/05/2020

First Name DESDEMONA
Last Name BANDINI
Voter Unique Identification number 2000761688
Ethnicity White
Gender Female
Age 45-54
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Communications
What is your occupation? Marketing
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78748
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78748
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? No
Are you applying to be the student member of the commission? No
Have you been continuously registered to vote in the City of Austin for the last five years? Yes
Have you voted in 3 of the last 5 City of Austin general elections (or corresponding runoff if applicable)? Yes
Been appointed to a state or city office? No
Been elected to a state or city office? No
Been a candidate for a state or city office? No
Served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of a political party? No
Served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of the campaign committee of a candidate for elective state, county, or city office? No
Been a registered state or local lobbyist? No
A paid employee of the City of Austin? No
A person performing paid services under a professional services contract with the City of Austin? No
A person performing paid services under a professional or personal services contract to the City Council of the City of Austin or to any individual member of the City Council of the City of Austin? No
A controlling person of a person performing paid services under a professional or personal services contract to any member of the City Council of the City of Austin? No
Contribute or bundle one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more in aggregate to candidates for City of Austin elective office? No
Please describe your relevant analytical skills. I have lived in many cities so I have some experience to draw upon that might be unique, including in Japan, Australia and Italy. I have a graduate degree and I have studied journalism and entrepreneurship at University of Southern California.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I think as a trained journalist, I have some pretty strong analytical skills.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I think Austin is pretty white frankly. The diversity is segregated to pockets.
Please provide your employment history. I currently work for Cisco Systems in Cyber Security. I run the blog for Duo Security. I have worked for HP, IBM and many more. I was a journalist in a past life. I have worked in corporate marketing outside of tech as well.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I am very interested solving and addressing some of these issues.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Social media
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Disclaimer Signature Desdemona Bandini
District District 5
Does this application qualify? Yes