Board of Directors
Why I'm running.
I am running for re-election because I believe I have been able to bring change to my district and the state, and I would be honored for the opportunity to keep that momentum going. I believe my role as a board member is to act as a megaphone for my constituents and uplift the needs, concerns and highlight the moments of resilience in my community. I work to support policy changes and bring about board action that supports our most historically and systemically targeted communities.
My top 3 priorities.
Expanding opportunity for students
I understand that equity-driven options like apprenticeships are essential to students’ economic future. I will advocate to expand career education, readiness programs and “grow your own” teacher pathways.
School Health Services
I believe all of our students deserve trauma-informed, accessible, culturally-appropriate, gender-affirming and comprehensive health services, including thorough reproductive health education.
Standing up for students
I’ll prioritize vulnerable students and historically targeted communities. I want to ensure that students needing special education services and those involved in the juvenile carceral system receive safe, equitable and strengths-based education.
Why voters should choose me.
I have worked in the field of clinical care and public health for the last 15 years. I have worked on campaigns for vital measures like Reproductive Health Equity Act, Universal Preschool for ALL, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Driver’s License for ALL, etc. I am currently vice-chair on the MESD Board of Directors as well as a director on the Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA). I introduced a proposal to create an LGBTQIA2S+ advisory committee with OSBA, which passed; this means over the next year I will get to create this advisory committee and hopefully evolve it into an approved statewide caucus.