Katrina Nham

Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

Katrina Nham is a rising second year majoring in American Studies with a concentration in Politics and Underserved Groups at the University of California, Berkeley. As an active part of the Associated Students of the University of California, the university's student government, she has found her passion in advocating for positive change and policies for the most vulnerable and underserved groups on campus. She believes it is within policy and law that widespread codified positive change can reach the greatest number of individuals and strives to continue to fight to represent the voices of those who have traditionally been marginalized. While her passion for social justice issues ranges far and wide, Katrina is deeply invested in organizing around API, education, and womxn's issues.

As a legislative intern in the office of Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas (D-54), Katrina is looking forward to understanding the inner workings of a legislative office, experiencing the day to day schedules of staffers and legislators, as well as acquiring an in-depth and hands-on knowledge of dynamic California politics. Every day has continued to reaffirm her passion for public service, and she believes her summer in Sacramento is the beginning of a long love for California politics.


Cal-in-Sac Fellows Courtney Sarkin, Kat Nham and Assemblymember Evan Low
Watching the rundown buildings move by through the grimy window of the light rail train, I take a deep breath. The caffeine from my morning coffee has just begun to whir through my veins and clear up any of the lingering fog from drowsiness that enveloped my brain. And as we rattle down the tracks...