I am proud of my work on the city council over the last four years. We have moved to end hazardous oil drilling while promoting a just transition for workers. We’ve also supported housing initiatives. Culver City renters now have protections from arbitrary evictions and received rental assistance during the pandemic.
We are on our way to converting motels so unhoused people may move into permanent and transitional housing. The City is moving forward with a mobile crisis response team independent from the police, which will significantly reduce our long- and short-term costs and deliver better care to people on the streets, and individuals experiencing mental health crises.
I strongly believe change comes from the bottom up and I’ve made it a priority to engage with our community to keep me accountable to the job I was asked to do. The importance of community involvement is what has led to such a successful first term. I’m excited to be running for a second term on the council. I hope to build upon the work I’ve been doing, fighting to make Culver City more fiscally stable, resilient to climate change, more environmentally sustainable, and more equitable. We can accomplish so much more together!
Before public life, I graduated with honors with a B.A. in Political Economy of Industrialized Societies, with an emphasis on Western cities from UC Berkeley. I earned my law degree from UCLA where I was admitted to the Order of the Coif (top 10% of graduates). I served as law clerk to the Honorable Arthur Alarcon, then worked at a corporate bankruptcy firm, where I was elevated to shareholder before moving to the public sector to serve as a Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice. I was elected to council in 2018, served as Culver City’s mayor from 2021 – 2022 and am presently a city council member.
I am proud to serve on the Westside Cities Council of Governments, and the Regional Council and Community, Economic and Human Development Committee of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), as well as serving as Chair of SCAG’s Next Generation Infrastructure Committee.
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