Born in the San Fernando Valley, my two siblings and I were raised by my single mother, Kathleen, who along with my grandmother, Patricia, taught us the importance of community service. I commuted to UCLA every day from my home in the Valley and graduated with a degree in Political Science and History. My first job after graduation was on John Kerry’s presidential campaign, an amazing opportunity that inspired me to start a career in public service.
For eight years, I served as District Chief of Staff and Senior Aide to Congressman Brad Sherman in the West San Fernando Valley, and assisted thousands of Valley residents and businesses solve problems with the federal government. I continued giving back to the Valley as an active community volunteer, and I have served on the board of several local non-profit organizations, including the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, the Valley Cultural Center, Phoenix House Juvenile Drug Rehabilitation Academy and the House of Hope.
Today, I am honored to serve the West San Fernando Valley as the Assemblymember representing the 45th District. As I work to improve the business climate, restore the state's education system and improve health care and constituent services.
I hope to have the opportunity to exchange ideas with you on the ways we can improve our state together.