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 the past eight years, I have worked as the District Chief of Staff and Senior Aide to Congressman Brad Sherman in the West San Fernando Valley, assisting thousands of Valley residents and businesses to solve problems with the federal government. I am also 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.
I hope to have the opportunity to exchange ideas with you on the ways we can improve our state together.