Bringing experience and compassion to public service

I attended college at Stanford University and, after teaching high school, I returned to law school at UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall). I have worked for the LA City Attorney, the CA Attorney General, the Santa Barbara County Counsel, and the United Nations as a war crime prosecutor. More recently, I have worked for non-profits such as California Rural Legal Assistance, Legal Aid Foundation, and New Civic Forum.

I have a love of learning that comes from growing up watching my parents study as they earned college degrees from the California State University. I carried that love of learning into my career and have taught law courses at the Santa Barbara College of Law, the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, and American University's Washington College of Law.

My job experience as a teacher, non-profit leader, government attorney, and a city council member has taught me the importance of standing up for what is right. Our district faces many challenges, but I will continue to be an independent voice fighting for common-sense solutions that benefit all residents.


422 N Milpas Street, Unit 7​

Santa Barbara, CA, USA