CURBED SF -- Jason McDaniel, a Political Science professor at San Francisco State University, had a similar trajectory, noting San Francisco’s wonky side as an added bonus.
“I knew I would be leaving Los Angeles the moment I accepted the job offer from San Francisco State University. It was a moment of great relief and pride, plus more than a little anxiety,” McDaniel says. “I had lived most of my adult life in Los Angeles, and had become very involved in the social and political life of my local community. Moving from a place where I was tightly integrated into the community to a new city where I had no friends was a daunting prospect. And yet, I also experienced feelings of pride in the knowledge that I was moving to SF in order to become a professor who focused on local politics in such a great city.”