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My Mission: Jennifer Ng
This is one of several profiles of the people who make the Mission District what it is today. They are part of our My Mission Zine. You can buy a copy here. As a child, Jennifer Ng was quiet and unsure of herself, seldom raising her hand in class. But the internet changed all that for her. She started blogging prolifically toward the end of high school, gaining an ease with language and self-reflection, as well as the technology itself. In college, she studied how people and computers interact, and that led to a career helping companies optimize their software users’ experiences. Somewhere along the way she also developed an addiction to writing. Possessing dual citizenship in San Francisco’s struggling art scene and thriving tech industry, 33-year-old Ng has learned to live with a permanent, softly nagging identity crisis. “I know I’m part of the reason that it’s difficult for people to live here,” Ng said. “I feel very mixed. If I had ...