Commission application number 95 submitted by Mokshika Sharma on 06/09/2020

First Name Mokshika
Last Name Sharma
Voter Unique Identification number 1172483574
Ethnicity Asian
Gender Female
Age 25-34
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Electrical and Computer Engineering
What is your occupation? Entrepreneur
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78727
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78727
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. As an engineer and an entrepreneur, I have built my career on making analytical decisions based on research and data.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. When making decisions for a company, it is done not based on emotions but based on the facts that are the best for the company. Similarly, in this case, the decisions should be made not based on my own personal agenda but rather what is the best for the city.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. City of Austin is very unique in how diverse the populations are and I have previously worked on projects such as mentoring, food relief and other causes where I was able to work with lots of different citizens from different backgrounds
Please provide your employment history. I worked for IBM, and then for the past 6 years I have been working on my own startups. Including one that delivered meals to citizens of Austin, and had a revenue of about $25K a month.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I believe the best candidates will be one that have close interactions with the citizens from all different parts of the city, and I believe I have a proven track record of that.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Social media, Austintexas.gov, City of Austin employee, From family or friend
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Disclaimer Signature Mokshika Sharma
District District 7
Does this application qualify? Yes