Why am I running for Emeryville City Council?
It is an opportunity to serve the city that is my home for 14 years. It is an opportunity to be a part of meaningful solutions on the issues of climate change, land use, allocation of limited resources, public health and safety, and nurturing community spirit. It is an opportunity to help create a sustainable, safe, and healthy city and an engaged community strengthened by diversity and mutual respect.
RELEVANT SKILLS, EDUCATION, MEMBERSHIPS
2001 - Present
Certified Legal Specialist
I am a senior trial attorney with over 20 years of experience. I formulate the strategy and the cost benefit analysis for my clients for settlement and litigation purposes. I leverage my negotiating abilities and advocacy skills to the advantage of my clients and will use these skills and abilities for the advancement of our city.
1996 - 2000
Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Law school is a lesson in the analysis of legislation, policy, and justice. I developed my research skills in law school and while clerking at the California Department of Justice. I will use my experience, research skills and analytical abilities to help frame well-informed policies for our city's collective welfare.
I help raise corporate funds for San Francisco City Impact which works relentlessly to uplift the families in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. I help sponsor the education of children going to school in the Tenderloin District and also directly contribute to it. Education is the key to uplifting a community. Health and wellbeing are also causes that I have helped advance through Team in Training by running sponsored marathons for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Additionally, I have served my community as an elected Director on the Board of Directors of my HOA.