For Santa Cruz City Councilmember
Occupation: Instructor/Researcher Age: 43
I am running for City Council to ensure quality of life for all Santa Cruz residents, today and for future generations. I believe City government can and should promote measures that support a sustainable and equitable economy and maintain the diversity that makes Santa Cruz such a remarkable place.
I am committed to supporting working families, protecting our natural environment, protecting public safety, and providing support for the most vulnerable in our community.
As a long time resident, community-labor activist, sustainable agriculture practitioner, and teacher, I understand the challenges we face. Our affordable housing crisis and lack of funding for critical public services demand that we bring community members together to pursue innovative and viable solutions.
My experience in the nonprofit sector includes developing job training programs for low-income women and coordinating social justice policy campaigns at the local and state level. While in graduate school I worked with a local, organic farm, which gave me a deep understanding of the need to address local watershed issues. I am currently a university instructor in food studies, focused on labor and environmental policy.
I want to work for a Santa Cruz for all of us.