The estimated 3,173,407 people in San Diego County are an eclectic bunch. Our region is dynamic and diverse, but our geography, socio-economic status and a myriad of other factors can divide us. The San Diego People Project aims to help bridge these divides to connect San Diegans.

The format is basic. Each week, we’ll photograph a San Diegan and find out his or her age, neighborhood and thoughts on the biggest challenge facing the region. And we’ll share a photo of that person. Every Wednesday, we’ll introduce you to a new neighbor.

This is our second installment in the series. If you have any suggestions for interesting San Diegans to profile, drop a comment or send me an e-mail at

Name: Kara Lin

Age: 26

Occupation: Liaison for a project between UCSD and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia

Part of town: Pacific Beach

What is the biggest challenge facing San Diego?: “You know what a really big problem facing San Diego is? When it rains, people do not know how to drive. I’m from the Northwest and it’s like ‘C’mon people!’”


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