Wendy Guzman-Rodriguez

Why do you do what you do?

I am a first generation San Franciscan, and a descendant of immigrant parents who fled their war-torn native land, El Salvador. A passion for community service and organizing was a gift passed on to me by a remarkable, warrior woman, my mother, who lost everything due to tyranny and violence. Since the age of 16, I have been fighting oppression and working at the forefront of intersectionality. Throughout my career, I’ve focused on access to education, housing, and opportunities. As a rare San Francisco native, I’m working passionately toward a day when this city will welcome back the children that it’s displaced.

How would you describe your role?

I provide critical support for the Partnership for the Bay’s Future.

Are you involved in any volunteer activities?

I’m currently on the board of a local, semi-pro, supporter-owned soccer team, the San Francisco City Football Club.