City: Pescadero

District 3

School: Pescadero High School

Joined the commission: 2019

Fun facts: I am the captain of my cross country team and I am the principal violist of Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony.

Why did you join the SMCYC?:

“ I joined the commission to advocate for the rights of my small rural community, often overlooked in discussions and decisions made concerning San Mateo County, in addition to learning more about other areas of the county and their struggles. I have always been an avid political analyst and enjoy studying the various different levels of our government.”

Sophie Mateja
Civic Engagement Committee