I have a deep appreciation for our schools in South Pasadena. I began my career in education in 1999 as a Mathematics teacher at SPHS. This is where I was mentored by dedicated educators, supported by committed parents and inspired by amazing students.
As I have made South Pasadena my home, I have continued to invest in the education of our students, whether it is through my support of the Dual Language Immersion Program or my work in organizing a citywide career fair for our youth. I have also served our community through my volunteer work on executive boards of South Pasadena non-profits.
In addition to a Ph.D. in Education (UCLA), I bring to the table sixteen years of experience as a teacher, field supervisor, educational researcher and professor. I taught Mathematics at LMU for four years and am currently a professor at Occidental College, my alma mater.
I believe in providing a well-rounded education for our students that includes a challenging academic and STEM curriculum as well as arts, theater, music, athletics and other programs to help students develop creatively, socially and emotionally. I am committed to consensus building, fiscal responsibility, environmental sustainability and community engagement.
For these reasons I ask for your vote.