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SHIVANI BASNET

COUNCIL ASSISTANT


Shivani immigrated with her family to Santa Clara from Nepal in 2010, and has called it home ever since. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Davis. During her time in Davis, she was an intern at the office of Congressman John Garamendi, Congressman Mike Honda, and at Morgan Stanley. Prior to joining the District 10 staff, Shivani worked as a finance assistant for Congressman Mike Honda’s 2016 re-election campaign, as the Development and Communications Officer for Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence (a non-profit group), and, more recently, as a Policy Aide for District 9 Councilmember Don Rocha. She cares deeply about women empowerment, economic development, and public safety. . Shivani speaks several languages in addition to English -   Nepali, Hindi, and Punjabi. In her free time, Shivani likes to explore new restaurants in the San José-San Francisco Bay Area, read fiction novels, and hike.


 You may contact her at shivani.basnet@sanjoseca.gov or at 408-535-4982.


Policy Area: DOT, VTA, Airport, ESD, Education, and Immigration.