Emily Murase ’87 Elected to San Francisco School Board

Posted March 16th, 2011 at 12:48 pm.

photo of Emily MuraseEmily Murase ’87 was elected as a commissioner of the San Francisco Board of Education on Nov. 2, 2010. With this title, she will not only be the city’s first Japanese-American school board commissioner, but she also become the first Japanese-American woman to be elected in San Francisco.

Murase has also held the position of Executive Director of the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, where she established collaborations between community advocates and government agencies to address the problems of domestic violence, human trafficking, and workplace discrimination. In addition, she served in the first Clinton White House as Director for International Economic Affairs (1993-1994). For her work in the community, she has received the Asian Women’s Resource Center’s Woman of the Year Award, was recognized by the Democratic Women’s Forum, and was named Woman of the Year by Senator Leland Yee of California.

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