David Sengthay is a community and electoral organizer born and raised in Stockton, California. He is knowledgeable in mobilizing constituents to participate in local government through physical demonstrations and online call-to-actions. He is passionate about further investing in politics by applying his experience as a young organizer to support his community through tangible policy and spreading education and resources to empower his community.

He has experience in organizing demonstrations and protests, working for electoral campaigns, and engaging in community outreach as a youth organizer in Stockton through organizations such as Stockton Stands. He is passionate about educational equity, women's rights, reproductive wellness, racial justice, transparency in local government, and the advancement of queer BIPOC communities.

Intending to graduate in 2026 with a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and a Master's in Public Policy, David Sengthay plans to return to his community in Stockton, California. He aims to run for local office after developing the necessary career experience for him to serve his community.

Honors & Awards

  • Class of 2022 Pinnacle Award | Distinguished Students, San Joaquin County Office of Education (May 2022)

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelors of Science, San Joaquin Delta College, Mathematics and Science (2022)
  • Bachelors of Arts, San Joaquin Delta College, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (2022)
  • Bachelors of Arts, San Joaquin Delta College, Psychology (2022)


Service, Volunteer and Community Work

  • Founding Member, ACLU of San Joaquin County (February 2021)

    • Lobbied state assembly members and senators on behalf of the ACLU for bills during the legislative cycle.
    • Surveyed the concerns of local residents in San Joaquin County to perform research on legislative priorities for the local ACLU chapter.
    • Planned and executed public town halls, open mic nights, and educational events in historically redlined neighborhoods to foster community and promote civic engagement.


    Stockton, CA

  • Class President, Stockton Early College Academy, Class of 2022 (May 2021 - May 2022)

    • Collaborated with the Senior Class Advisor and Associated Student Body’s Activity Director to host events and promote class spirit on campus.
    • Hosted events such as Senior Sunrise and Senior Picnic. These events included logistical planning that detailed setup, cleanup, an event itinerary, and addressed equipment and technological needs.
    • Led biweekly class meetings that facilitated planning senior year events with multiple stakeholders, including students, fellow executive board members, and school site staff.


    Stockton, CA

  • Parliamentarian & Vice-President, Stockton Early College Academy, School Site Council (August 2020 - May 2022)

    • Collaborated with staff members, community members, parents, and fellow students to plan the budgetary needs of the school.
    • Administered meetings and worked with the SSC President to host meetings.


    Stockton, CA

Work Experience

  • Director of Social Media, Stockton Stands (February 1, 2021 - Present)

    • Directed a team of interns and volunteers to create social media content (photos, infographics, videos, articles) and trained a team on best practices for analyzing credible news sources and publications.
    • Curated a social media calendar that was culturally reflective of underrepresented communities in Stockton, California via the monitoring of the nonprofit’s online engagement by analyzing performance analytics.


    Stockton, CA

  • Director of Communications, Jewelian Johnson for Stockton City Council, District 5 (March 1, 2022 - June 1, 2022)

    • Surveyed Stockton residents for their political priorities to inform the drafting of the campaign platform and candidate statement.
    • Researched opposing candidates and community leaders by compiling data and information from news reports, FPPC paperwork, and public comments.
    • Coordinated volunteer canvassing events by producing training materials, instructing teams on how to communicate with potential voters; led 20 people over 10 weeks, going door-to-door to over 400 households.


    Stockton, CA

  • Student Intern, USC Shoah Foundation (October 2020 - February 2021)

    • Reported directly to program managers and executed biweekly deliverables, including presentations, social media graphics, and visual art.
    • Collaborated with peers through Zoom to conduct and synthesize research to deliver compelling multimedia presentations and hosted virtual events for high school students.


    los angeles, ca

Skills and Expertise

    Administrative Operations
      Adobe Creative Suite
      Adobe Sign/DocuSign
      Axess - Timecards
      Calendaring - Google
      Calendaring - Outlook
      Event Planning
      Google Docs
      Google Drive
      Google Forms
      Google Sheets
      Google Slides
      Microsoft Excel
      Microsoft Office
      Microsoft PowerPoint
      Microsoft Word
      Mircrosoft Teams
      Project Management
      Task Management
      Video Conferencing
    Information Technology
      Document Workflow
      File Sharing
      High Risk Data
      Project Management
      Vendor Management

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Communications Chair, Undergraduate Frosh Council (Class of 2026) (2022 - Present)
  • Director of Social Media, Stockton Stands (2021 - Present)
  • Class President, Stockton Early College Academy, Class of 2022 (2021 - 2022)
  • Vice President, Stockton Early College Academy, National Honor Society Chapter (2020 - 2021)