I began my career as a staffer for elected officials - First in the U.S. House of Reps, and then for L.A. City Council. I went into education as a high school teacher (U.S. Government, U.S. History) for Green Dot Public Schools (the school was in Inglewood, CA), and from there I jumped into education policy advocacy. I returned to DC to work on federal K-12 policy advocacy, then returned to L.A. to work on early childhood education policy. Now I currently serve as Director of College Access and Success at UNITE-LA, focusing now on higher education policy advcoacy and programming.
I earned a BA in History from Cal State Fullerton, MA in Education from Loyola Marymount University, Master of Public Policy from USC, and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University.
- LSC 2022