Mimi Tam was a Regional Advocacy intern based out of TransForm's Oakland office. Mimi worked on the Building a Healthier Future project. She created the Best Practices Library, a public online resource for fellow advocates, staff and elected officials at metropolitan planning organizations, cities, counties, and other related agencies to use and share best practices for how to better incorporate health and equity in regional transportation plans.
Her previous work experiences ranges from Berkeley nonprofit American Rivers to Goldman Sachs to the City of Berkeley. Previously, she volunteered with TransForm's GreenTRIP program. With GIS, she developed a model to determine potential areas ready for GreenTRIP certification in San Jose.
Mimi aspires to help expand and strengthen the SF Bay Area's transit system through an environmental, health, and equity lens. After this internship, she will be working with the San Francisco Department of Public Health on the SF Indicator Project. She is a 2014 graduate of UC Berkeley, where she received a B.A. in Environmental Economics and Policy with a minor in City and Regional Planning.