I am running for Pomona City Council because it’s time to take action to address the urgent needs of our community. I am running for District #6 to make a difference. After moving around to several different foster homes throughout Los Angeles County I came to Pomona at the age of 15 years old and it has been my home ever since. I was lucky at 15 years old to meet who I call my heart mom, Lisa. You can’t imagine the joy I felt when Lisa told me I had a home with her. It changed my life. After high school I earned a BA degree from Cal State LA in Sociology, and later studied abroad in London where I earned my Masters degree in Human Rights Law from SOAS University of London.
As a child welfare advocate, in 2009 I was selected to intern in Washington, DC to work in the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. While working in Speaker Pelosi’s office, I helped draft a federal policy brief which included recommendations for more evidence based mentorship programs for foster youth. As a child welfare advocate, I have had the opportunity to work on the local, state, and federal levels to help draft and implement policies to assist lawyers, judges, and social workers to be better equipped to assist foster youth transitioning out of foster care.
My personal life experiences, training and education exhibit the dedication to public service and passion we need in government.
I am a lifelong Democrat. I live in Pomona with my daughter Jayla and my heart Mom Lisa. I hope to have your vote Tuesday, November 3rd.