I Am San Francisco:Melinda Yee Franklin
Melinda Yee Franklin traces her lineage to her great-grandfather, who migrated from China. After successful political roles in Washington, D.C., there is no place other than SF that she’d rather call home.
One would be hard-pressed to find someone with deeper Bay Area roots than Melinda Yee Franklin. Her lineage is inextricably linked to local history, beginning with her great-grandfather, who migrated from China in the late 1800s. Melinda’s legacy was hammered into this soil as her great-grandfather laid track and drove spikes along a 1,800-mile path, joining men of all backgrounds in the monumental feat that we now know as the Transcontinental Railroad.