Program Coordinator, County of San Diego
Nic Zinter has worked in government since 2019, and is currently serving as a Program Coordinator with the Public Safety Group of the County of San Diego, where he is working to help the County identify alternatives to incarceration and reduce recidivism for justice-involved individuals. Prior to joining PSG, Nic worked with USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, where he contributed to the Bureau's international humanitarian reporting efforts as a Senior Information Officer in Washington, D.C., and various parts of sub-Saharan Africa. He also worked with Supervisor Nathan Fletcher as a Community Representative and Communications Manager from late 2019 to 2020, in addition to supporting the San Diego County Democratic Party's organizing efforts during the 2016, 2018, and 2020 elections. Nic holds a bachelor's degree in Politics from UC Santa Cruz (go slugs!) and a master's degree in International Affairs from UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy, where he served as president of the school's graduate organization. A third-generation San Diego native, Nic enjoys meandering around Balboa Park, attempting to cook, learning new languages, reading Tolstoy, and petting cats.