Daniel Bui

Job title: 
2022 Cal-in-Sacramento Fellow
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Class of 2023
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Placement Location: Sacramento, California

Daniel Bui is currently a third-year majoring in Political Science and minoring in Global Poverty and Practice. Born in Oakland to two Vietnamese refugees, he has experienced hardships faced by working-class households, communities of color and refugees in the area. With so many aspects of his life being shaped by government programs and initiatives, he holds a deep passion for exploring public policy and governance—particularly in areas regarding affordable housing, education equity, and socioeconomic mobility. Daniel hopes to one day serve and connect marginalized communities with resources to overcome socioeconomic barriers for success.

Currently, Daniel is a fellow for Berkeley City Councilmember Rigel Robinson where he conducts research on issues ranging from Criminal Justice Reform to Affordable Housing development. He also currently works at Berkeley Law, where he helps in overseeing the progress of Law students in their Criminal, Domestic JD, and Foreign externship placements.

This summer, Daniel hopes to intern at an agency in the state government that works to implement policy that will address the growing needs of marginalized communities, particularly in areas around socioeconomic development, community engagement, and California's recovery response during the pandemic.

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Major(s): Political Science

Minor(s): Global Poverty and Practice