As a member of this community for 10 years and a longstanding PTA volunteer, I am deeply invested in the betterment of Albany public schools. My children attend Albany Middle School and Ocean View Elementary, where I have served on the Site Council. Because I believe in investing in our schools, I was also involved in the YES on Measure LL parcel tax campaign. I helped to campaign for Albany’s sanctuary city policy and help craft our district’s Safe Haven policy for immigrant children.
I have great respect for the challenges teachers face and the work needed to give children a foundation for success. I have devoted my career to teaching and researching in a public university because I believe public education can provide opportunity for all. I am a member of the American Federation of Teachers Local 1474.
I will work to improve communication and trust between my board colleagues, parents, teachers, and administrators. We must work collaboratively if we want to improve outcomes for all students and ensure that all students in our diverse district feel valued.
I will use my professional expertise in public finance to shine a light on the critical budgetary decisions we face, and to ensure that students and teachers have the resources they need in the classroom.
I am the Associate Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at UC Berkeley, where I also teach undergraduate courses in city planning and urban studies.