Meet the Staff: Summer Intern Roman Peregrino

Say hello to Roman! Roman is volunteering with us over the summer as a newsletter contributor, #BoardWatch tweeter, and communications researcher — among other things.

Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco is a small but mighty team. We are parents, community leaders, and public school advocates. Our staff represents a wide array of ages, languages, and countries of origin. One thing we share in common: our passion for public education as a foundation of a liveable city for everyone. 

Roman (right) on the steps of the Library of Congress as he follows his dreams at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

Roman (right) on the steps of the Library of Congress as he follows his dreams at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

This week, meet Roman Peregrino our Summer Intern.

Can you tell us a little bit about your background and experience?

I am currently attending Georgetown University and plan on majoring in government, with a focus on education policy. My interest in education policy stems from my childhood when I found school came naturally to me, but my brother struggled in his classes. This made me interested in how schools dealt with different types of learners, and their support (or lack thereof) of all students. I started doing some independent research and have tried to learn all I can about how education policies affect students.

Why did you choose to volunteer with PPS-SF this summer?

During the school year, I began looking for opportunities for a summer internship which would connect to my education policy focus. I stumbled across Parents for Public Schools and immediately felt that I wanted to try to work here. PPS-SF is doing work on the ground and deals with the real people who are affected by national, state and district policies. After only a few weeks, I am so glad I decided to join PPS-SF. I always enjoy coming into the office and seeing the passionate people who want to positively affect San Francisco students and their families.

What is a fun fact about you? (outside of work):

I was the editor-in-chief of my high school newspaper, and write for my college magazine, The Georgetown Voice, where I am currently an assistant news editor. I hope to bring these skills to my roles as a researcher and a newsletter contributor.