District 10 Youth Commissioner

Vanessa Pimentel D10 Youth Commissioner

 

Vanessa Pimentel

Committee: Civic Engagement

Representing District 10: Apparel City, Bayview, Bret Harte, Candlestick Point SRA, Central Waterfront, Dogpatch, Hunters Point, India Basin, Little Hollywood, McLaren Park, Mission Bay, Potrero Hill, Produce Market, Silver Terrace, Sunnydale, Visitacion Valley

Appointed by BOS President Shamann Walton

Vanessa Pimentel (they/them) is a first-generation born to immigrant parents from Mexico, the daughter of a working-class family, and a lifelong Bayview resident. Their political activism began in high school, organizing various political campaigns where they forged alliances between Latinx and API communities through shared experiences and goals for social justice. Working on the Youth Commission, Vanessa aims to fight to make politics more accessible for young people and tackle issues they have seen firsthand weaken their community. While they have many interests ranging from writing to nature to politics, they have always studied and pursued these interests from a social justice lens. They hope to enact change in her community and bridge the gap among San Francisco youth.