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Avni  Desai

Avni Desai

Community Housing Partnership
Public Policy Manager
San Francisco, CA, USA

Avni is a Public Policy Manager for Community Housing Partnership in San Francisco. She currently works on policy advocacy for the City and County of San Francisco, building support and developing policies that impact homeless and low-income San Franciscans.

Avni earned her Bachelors in Science in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master’s in Public Health from Loma Linda University. Upon graduating with her master’s, she began working as a prevention specialist for CommPre, a previous program of Horizon Services, for two years.

Avni is passionate about health equity and community development and excited to be able to serve on the Board of Horizon Services to support these efforts. She also serves on the Board of a youth-based gardening program called CommunityGrows in San Francisco and volunteers with the San Francisco SPCA. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and rescue dog.


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