In 2020, I ran for the Bakersfield City School Board Trustee Area 3 because I knew that I can be an effective advocate for my children and the families in my community. I believe that public education provides hope and my vision for the district includes advocating for social justice, arts and higher education.
Change in public education is usually slow and painful. However, in 2020 at the start of my term, long-held traditions in education are all being turned on their head. We find ourselves with an opportunity to make things not just compliant but to make them better. The academic year 2020-2021 we are reimagining the schools my children attend, I excited to be empowered to have meaningful input and amplify voices in our community.