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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Welcome Sheila Panyam!

July 30, 2018

Join us in welcoming Sheila Panyam to the Fish Team!

Sheila will serve as our summer intern in the office, and will help the policy team with research and other tasks, staff the Commissioner in meetings and at events, and provide general support to the office.

Sheila is a graduate of Lincoln High School and has finished her first year in the University of Washington (UW) honors program. She hopes to double major in philosophy and classics. Currently, Sheila competes on the UW’s mock trial team, and dreams of going to law school and becoming an attorney.

Sheila’s interest in governance comes from competing on her high school’s Constitution and debate teams. In high school, she helped lead a nonprofit that taught free, bilingual American history classes for immigrants seeking citizenship. She is also passionate about reading and has worked extensively with the Children’s Book Bank to help bridge the ‘booklessness’ gap. 

In her free time, Sheila loves to write novels, play the guitar, and spend time with family. Her favorite authors are Michael Crichton, Scott Lynch, Victoria Schwab, J.K. Rowling, and Alexandre Dumas.