Sally Ching

San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Education
Political Science with a double minor in Education and Public Policy

Sally Ching is a third year at UC Berkeley studying Political Science, Public Policy, and Education. She is interested in learning how policy is developed at the local level. She hopes her experience as a Matsui Local Government Fellow will help her gain an understanding of how to serve her community and directly affect policy. She has previously interned for the U.S. Department of Education and the Mayor’s Office of the City of Berkeley. She is currently active in student government and works as a tutor for elementary and high school students.

Click here to read Sally's blog about her fellowship experience.


Every time I am asked what I would like to do in the future, the first words that leave my mouth, without hesitation, are always, "Work in education." I specify that I want to increase accessibility and quality of education for low income and minority students, but when I am pressed further about...
In the few weeks I’ve been interning for the Mayor’s Office of Education I’ve already experienced numerous work days that ended way past 5pm and days where there was no such thing as time for a lunch break. Yet, I wouldn’t have it any other way since each day at work is filled with excitement,...