His only intern from Contra Costa County
University of California Davis senior, Sasha Jordan is interning for State Senator Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) this spring. Glazer, who represents the 7th Senate District including most of Contra Costa County and portions of Alameda County in the East Bay, currently has three interns but Jordan is the only intern from Contra Costa County.
Jordan is an Antioch resident and graduated from Deer Valley High School in 2015. She began attending UC Davis that same fall. While at Deer Valley she was active in the Performing Arts Academy. Jordan will graduate in June this year with a degree in Political Science and minor in Communications.
She had worked as a teen and young adult for the real estate company owned by her parents Mark and Cynthia Jordan, a local Certified Public Accountant and a local Attorney. She also had worked for the University as a resident advisor during her sophomore year at the Tecero Dorms on campus.
Jordan is currently applying for fellowships at the State Capital in Sacramento and is looking forward to a career in government.
“I think it is a good thing to help other people and government is just one way to make a difference” she said.
Asked about what she’s doing for the Senator, currently, Jordan said, “Right now, I’m working at the front desk greeting visitors. I’ve done some research projects.”
Her internship will last until March 15, which is the end of the Winter Quarter.
After Jordan graduates, her “plan is to work at the Capitol.”
As for her long-term plans, she said, “If you ask my dad, it’s to be governor of California.”
On a more serious note, Jordan stated, “My hope is to make as much change and improvement in the lives of individuals in California.”
Asked about her Communications minor, she said, “Right now, I’m learning about media messages. I’ve taken some classes on political communication, which I think is important. Because if you want to make change, you need the public to know about the issues that are going on.”
Jordan will graduate at the end of the Spring Quarter in June.
Allen Payton contributed to this report.