Why I'm Running For San Diego City Council


I’m running for San Diego City Council District 8 because our neighborhoods need a fighter at City Hall who stands up for us.

Born and raised in San Ysidro, I couldn’t be prouder to call District 8 home.  Yet, like so many from our community, I know that decades of broken promises from City Hall have shortchanged our neighborhoods.  We deserve better.

I’ll fight every day to build a city government that’s on our side, that serves our neighborhoods, meets our needs and helps our community reach its full potential. 

I understand our community’s struggles and aspirations.  I was raised by my grandparents who taught me to work hard and never take the easy way out.  The first in my family to go to college, I earned a scholarship and graduated with honors from UPenn in the Ivy League.

I’m dedicated to our community.  As a Director at the Imperial Beach Community Clinic, I work to ensure all families have access to affordable, quality healthcare.  I serve on the Police Department Advisory Board and my neighborhood planning group.

I’ve taken on tough fights.  Five years ago, at the age of 27, I ran for and won a seat on the San Ysidro School Board, bringing change to a broken system that had failed our kids for too long.  On the School Board, I’ve exposed corruption, rooted out waste, and put the focus back on ensuring all children get the quality education they deserve.

In the coming months, I look forward to sharing more of my story and my vision for our community.   I also want to hear directly from you to learn your stories and understand your priorities.

Together, we can build a better future for our neighborhoods, residents and families.