I am Tinesha Zandamela, and I am running for the City Council District 5 position in Provo.
I was born in Provo, and I began studies at BYU in 2011. I am an Honors Student double majoring in Sociology and French, and will graduate in 2018. After I graduate, I plan to attend law school and volunteer with nonprofit organizations.
Provo has been instrumental in my personal, educational, and spiritual development. I feel so lucky to witness our industry and growth, and I believe the future of our residents gets brighter every day. Civic involvement is very important to me, and I’m excited to work alongside you. I would love your support and to keep you up to date on what I am up to!
I have benefited greatly by the quality employment and education opportunities that Provo has to offer. I have been blessed to assist in important university research projects that have greatly broadened my perspective. I have researched the impact women have on international peace and security, and analyzed clinical and non-clinical journals regarding their attention to ethnic and cultural minorities.
I have also worked for several different internships, such as facilitating immigrant workshops in West Africa for Le Marché Solidaire, evaluating and surveying microfinance organizations and credit unions in Benin, Togo, and Cote d’Ivoire for Perpetual Education Fund (French Speaking), research and Writing Marketing for Christensen and Hymas Law Firm, Draper, UT, and work for the Utah County Attorney’s Office as a Victim Advocate (SVU) Intern.
I am the former Founding Executive Director of Provo Walks, a nonprofit that focused on pedestrian advocacy. The goal was making Provo a safer and more accessible place to walk, as well as get more Provo residents out and walking.
I love the values and community of our beautiful Provo city. In the time I have lived in here, I have seen tremendous progress. We have come so far, and there is so much more work to be done!