Rachid Erekaini (Class of 2023, Leadership Committee Member) is a product analyst at Meta and is passionate about giving back to his community. He is a first-generation immigrant and proud graduate of LWSD public schools. Outside of working in tech, Rachid serves as a Human Services Commissioner for the City of Redmond. In this role, he works with other commissioners to advise the Redmond Mayor and City Council on issues related to human services, as well as make specific funding recommendations for the city’s multi-million-dollar human services budget. Additionally, he also currently serves on the Executive Board of the Young Democrats of Washington and has worked on successful electoral campaigns at the local and state legislative levels. Previously, Rachid interned in Governor Inslee’s Policy Office and worked as an aide in the State Senate in Olympia. He holds a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Economics from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Rachid is an avid traveler and history geek. The highlight of his travels so far was spending five months studying abroad in Istanbul, Turkey during college. When not traveling or working, Rachid can be found enjoying some of East King County’s many scenic trails and hikes.