Daniel Paul Fields

City of Brisbane, City Manager Clay Holstine

Daniel Fields is a rising fourth year Interdisciplinary Studies Field major specializing in immigration and forced migration. Daniel’s interest lies in the intersection between migration and community building, specifically regarding ways to make municipalities more inclusive for all migrants, such as sanctuary city policies and increased access to public services. In the past, Daniel has assisted in local campaigns across the state, such as Yes on Measure P for Santa Barbara County and Kate Harrison for Berkeley City Council. This summer Daniel will be interning in the City Manager’s office at the City of Brisbane. Brisbane, like many other municipalities in California, is in the process of becoming a sanctuary city. Daniel is excited to be a part of this process, and to better understand the administrative side of local government.


Daniel Fields with Brisbane City Manager
During a recent lunch meeting, Deputy City Manager Stuart Schillinger asked myself and the other interns working for the City of Brisbane two questions: What is the most significant thing that I have found in my work, and what am I stuck on that we can work through together? These questions lead me...
Daniel Fields next to Brisbane city offices sign
Prior to this internship with City Manager Clay Holstine of the City of Brisbane, I had volunteered and interned for several local election races, in Berkeley and elsewhere. After the campaigns were over, I would closely follow the new council members’ actions and votes, yet I was largely unaware...