My family and I have lived in Belmont for over a decade. Soon after settling here, I was appointed to the Ad-Hoc High Speed Rail Sub-Committee, where I applied my legal background to analyze environmental and economic impact reports. My commitment to economic growth and sustainability led to my Chamber of Commerce membership and a position on the Belmont Village Districts Committee. And to help develop and implement a modern vision of our town, I currently serve as the Vice Chair of the Belmont Planning Commission.
|EDUCATION IS THE KEY
I grew up in small farm town in Texas and graduated from Baylor University. In 2000, I moved to the Bay Area to attend Santa Clara University School of Law where I completed a Juris Doctorate and Specialized Certificate in International Public Law. While in law school, I trained at the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France and was elected president of the Black Law Students Association.
At the Bay Area Legal Aid of San Jose, I fought predatory lending practices and worked in the emerging housing and landlord/tenant department. I also accepted a judicial externship for the Honorable Judge James Ware in the United States District Court of the Northern District of California.
|EXPERIENCE FOR ACTION
After working for law firms in San Francisco and Menlo Park, I began practicing in Belmont. With a limited practice, I was able to devote a good deal of time to my family and continue my community activism. In the 2014 election, I managed a grass-roots political volunteer center in Silicon Valley. As chair of the Court Reporters Board of the Department of Consumer Affairs of California, I manage budgets and staff to ensure protection for California consumers.
|FAMILY AS FOUNDATION
I live near Twin Pines Park in the downtown Belmont area with my husband Matthias, and our ten year old daughter Anika. We enjoy traveling, snorkeling, hiking, and biking. I announced my candidacy for Belmont City Council July 2015. My campaign is focused on families and helping the hard working people of Belmont realize their dreams, thereby constantly improving the quality of life in our fine city.