Josephine Zhao

Class of 2016

My family and I moved to the City due to my then five-year-old daughter had a major illness and needed constant care at UCSF Children's Hospital. Since then, I found that the Asian and Chinese immigrants in the City did not have a voice, and they were bullied. I started to volunteer for SPOSF (, and then founded, later co-founded, to educate and advocate for my fellow neighbors, friends and those in need. Now our organization has grown to over 1600 followers and 400 volunteers. I am proud that we are starting to make a difference for the under-served population.

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