Shivani Bose-Varela is an IT Project Analyst for the CA Department of Technology. She works on Innovative and solution enhancement projects for the department. Outside of work, she is involved in her community by being a mentor to youth at risk and provides coaching and guidance to high school students. Shivani is also a board member of Asian Pacific State Employees Association (APSEA) and serves the community and membership for the organization. Shivani was born in India and came to the United States as a refugee with her mother and an older brother when she was 12 years old. She has a BA in Sociology from UC Davis.