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Orrian WillisSan Francisco's Office of Economic and Workforce Development, TechSF

Orrian’s parents met and married in Jamaica in 1982. They then moved to Austin, TX where Orrian was born in 1983. In 1984, their family moved to the Bay Area. Neither of Orrian’s parents graduated from high school, so Orrian was never pushed toward school nor did he have much interest in it. After Berkeley High School, Orrian worked full time for a few years. That made him realize the power of education and workforce development. He attended SF State as an Urban Planning major and graduated just after the 2008 recession. After a few odd jobs, Orrian landed a gig as a job coach. He has not looked back since. Orrian lives with his wife and their two daughters in Richmond, CA, where they like to spend time outdoors. Orrian enjoys surfing in his free time.