My community involvement has been driven by a passion for promoting equity and access to education in its many forms.
Citrus College has been part of my life since I was young. My mother graduated from Citrus and based upon her experience there, encouraged me to enroll. While there, I pursued my A.S. in business and was a proud member of the Citrus Singers. After graduating from Citrus, I completed my B.S. degree in Business Administration at Cal Poly Pomona and upon graduation I worked for the humanitarian organization World Vision as a compensation analyst in their Human Resources department.
My husband, Bo, and I have lived in Claremont for 25 years and raised our three children here. I am committed to serving the Claremont community and first began my community involvement as a volunteer for the schools attended by my children. Over the years, I have been involved in and served in leadership roles for numerous Claremont organizations including the Claremont Community Foundation, the League of Women Voters, Claremont Heritage, and the Friends of the Claremont Library, where I served two terms as president. I have also been a member of two organizations serving the Claremont Colleges: Curtain Raisers and the Community Friends of International Students.
In the broader Los Angeles community, I have served on the Fairplex Association board for the past 17 years, where I focus on art and educational programs. I’m currently the chair of the Los Angeles County Library Foundation, an organization that raises funds to supplement the outstanding library programs in our Los Angeles County library system.
As a Citrus alumna, staying active in the Citrus community has been very important to me. My husband (also a Citrus graduate) and I have attended many alumni events over the years and enjoy attending performances at the Haugh Performing Arts Center. I was also involved with the Citrus Foundation for many years. In 2013, I proudly accepted the Citrus College Distinguished Alumni award in recognition of my many years of community service and my continued support of the Citrus community.
Equity for all learners has been the focus of my many years of community service. This belief that all should have access to educational opportunities and learning tools is the driving force of the commitment that I will bring to the Citrus Board of Trustees.
Citrus is one of our communities’ greatest assets because it provides learning equity to all who want to pursue higher education. As a Trustee, I will help ensure that Citrus continues to lead the way among community colleges as a provider of educational opportunity for all.