The project

“How might the City of Oakland (and Alameda County) provide their population of people experiencing homelessness with available supportive services based on their present location?” Team Oakland is bringing their skills and their lived experience to help answer that question.

The team

Adorable Jasmine
Community Fellow

Adorable Jasmine is a highly motivated Code for America fellow supporting the Oakland team in defining a tech solution for people experiencing homelessness. She earned her BS degree in Dietetics, and a Master's in Public Health, at San Francisco State University, where she learned about community-based projects to address social determinants of health. She is passionate about community engagement and public health and approaches both with a holistic and trauma informed lens. With a wealth of experience in local community work, a passion for food and nutrition, and certification as a Yoga and Reiki practitioner, Adorable is seeking heart and connection in tech and envisioning those connections as a means for community healing, empowerment, and justice.

Amee Covarrubias
Community Fellow

Amee is a former director of inclusion who is passionate about code, community, and equitable technology. After working on international inclusion and social justice campaigns, Amee shifted her efforts to helping her home community and local government during these unprecedented times. As a first generation Latina, Amee believes in the power of visibility and highlighting marginalized voices in the tech industry. She is joining Code for America as a software engineer on Team Oakland.

Latorree Howard
Community Fellow

Latorree "Tori" Howard is the designer for Team Oakland. Tori is an Oakland Native and comes to the team with several years of experience in digital art, illustration, and design. Tori believes in serving vulnerable populations and has personally worked in the fields of education, food justice, and senior care. Tori is a firm believer that history informs the present, and only by learning where we come from we can direct where we're going.

The Code for America Community Fellowship

Code for America’s Community Fellowship pairs local talent from our Brigade Network with city governments to improve services for vulnerable people they serve.

It bridges the talent gap in the tech and public service sectors by giving government staff the experience of working with technologists, and technologists the experience of working in government jobs.

The Fellowship ultimately strengthens the relationship between local Network leaders and their governments—to create conditions where change can “stick” and help transform government from the inside out.

The Community Fellowship is part of the
Talent Initiative at Code for America.