Wendy assists in the development of affordable housing that serve low-income and chronically homeless folks. She currently works for Charities Housing, a nonprofit that develops affordable housing throughout Santa Clara County, where she provides support on funding applications, coordinates information with architects and contractors, and conducts community outreach. In Jan 2018, Wendy will be moving back home to Los Angeles to join affordable housing developer Thomas Safran Associates in a similar role.
Wendy received her BA in Public Policy and MPP from Stanford University with a concentration in urban policy and local governance. In the Public Policy Program, she worked with a team on practicum projects evaluating water conservation and efficiency measures for the Santa Clara Valley Water District and the need for Community Service Officers for the City of San Jose. In the spirit of the Stanford Public Policy program, she continues to cultivate a heart for serving others and uses her policy background in tracking of the affordable housing climate, information analysis, and day-to-day communications with stakeholders.
Interested in urban planning as a solution to city problems, Wendy interned at the Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Stanford in Washington Program. She also in the past worked for the City of Cupertino, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles City Controller’s Office, and the Taproot Foundation, a nonprofit that connects other nonprofits with pro bono services. While on campus, Wendy was involved as a Public Policy Peer Advisor, Hume Center oral communications tutor, co-president of Circle K, and theme associate for Branner Hall, Stanford’s public service-themed dorm.
Wendy is an avid lover of God and dogs (it's no coincidence the two are palindromes) and in her free time likes to run, paint, read fiction, play basketball, and snowboard.