San Antonio is my hometown. I moved here in the third grade and benefited from attending good public schools here.
After graduating from high school, I earned a bachelor’s degree in history at UT Austin. While there I met a retired civil rights attorney who mentored me, teaching me ways to make the world a better place that were new to me. I then set out to work on political campaigns with an idealist’s heart, seeking to make a difference. People often asked me if I had studied political science, but it was studying history that made me want to work to create a better future for all.
I worked on many campaigns in Texas, New Hampshire, Colorado, and Nevada, and eventually decided to transition to a career working in clean energy and energy efficiency. However, human resources staff often didn’t understand how my job skills could transfer to the positions I was seeking. After no success getting interviews, I decided to retool by going back to school, earning a master’s degree in public affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
For the last six years I have been working for an environmental nonprofit with my work centered around the intersection of health, air quality, and climate change.
I moved back to San Antonio over four years ago and wasted no time in getting involved in our community, graduating from the New Leaders Council SA Chapter in 2017 and from the Alex Briseno Leadership Development Program in 2019. Until recently I also served on the boards of MOVE TX and the US Green Building Council San Antonio Chapter, and as the chair of a stakeholder group for meetings with CPS Energy.
Now I’m offering to serve as your District 1 Council Member. I look forward to speaking with you and earning your support.