Commission application number 280 submitted by Amy Chin on 08/13/2020

First Name Amy
Middle Name/Initial R
Last Name Chin
Voter Unique Identification number 1143086460
Ethnicity Self-describe
Gender Female
Age 25-34
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Public Communication and Political Science
What is your occupation? Program Manager - currently unemployed
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78704
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78704
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Michael
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial B
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Kranz
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? No
Have you voted in 3 of the last 5 City of Austin general elections (or corresponding runoff if applicable)? No
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've been working in program management for Uber for the past seven years until I was laid off a couple months ago. During that time I used SQL as well as other survey tools (Survey Monkey, Google Forms, etc) to make reports of population sentiment and response to survey data.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I'm a relatively new resident to Austin, but a long time Texan. I'm curious about this process and don't have a lot of exposure to the decision making criteria. In my past professional experiences, I've often brought in a fresh perspective. I like to ask questions, push for clarity and understanding, and ensure that there is sound reasoning driving the decision making process.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. As a person with a diverse background, I love the variety of cultures and people in the City of Austin. Diversity is important to the success of any group of people - diverse collectives experiences enrich the lives of those in the community by providing varied perspectives on the challenges of our time. While less familiar with how this manifest in the geography, I've become very curious about the history of the city's neighborhoods and am interested in continuing to better understand how the history of Austin's neighborhoods and communities have created the beautiful city that we live in today.
Please provide your employment history. I'm a very skilled generalist with a strong appetite to learn and apply those new learnings. As a new resident, I believe that I lack a lot of history and biases that might be a helpful addition while bringing a strong program management background that include working with diverse communities. I believe that my ability to create efficient processes for decision making and engage authentically with communities of differing backgrounds makes me worth considering. My LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyrchin/
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I'd be thrilled to be involved in any way possible. If there are ways to contribute to the work of the Commission, I would love to be of service.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Social media
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Disclaimer Signature Amy R Chin
District District 3
Does this application qualify? No