I value community and working together; these are beliefs I hold in my heart. We are facing serious challenges that leave our community vulnerable and now more than ever we need a watchful eye to ensure our Costa Mesa is protected and enhanced.
As the daughter of an immigrant, I am no stranger to hard work. If you entrust me with your vote we will work together to have safe, clean, and beautiful neighborhoods.
I am a real estate professional, wife and Costa Mesa homeowner on the Westside. Born to a Mexican immigrant father and Angeleno mother, I am a first generation American. Like many hardworking immigrants seeking a better life, my father immigrated to find his American dream. After he earned his citizenship by serving in the United States Army, my parents became successful entrepreneurs and helped others achieve homeownership.
At 15 years old, I was immersed in the family real estate business, learning the tenets of entrepreneurship, hard work, and self-improvement. Following in my parents’ footsteps, I have passionately served the public’s housing needs for nearly 18 years. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Phoenix in Criminal Justice, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Urban Affairs from the University of La Verne. I have also played alto-saxophone since the age of nine. My education and life experience have equipped me with the skills to help the Costa Mesa Sanitary District follow a fiscally conservative plan and understand the inner workings of government and policy making so we can prepare for our future.
In addition, I have volunteered my time in CA’s prison education program and tutored aspiring elementary school musicians. When communities offer access to equal opportunity and meaningful tools and resources, “at risk” individuals can become the architects of their own destiny. They have a chance to change the pattern of behaviors that often lead to a life of incarceration, homelessness and substance abuse.
I believe my experience and ability to lead programs to successful outcomes uniquely positions me to improve Costa Mesa. Most importantly, I am not a politician or beholden to political groups. That means I’ll fight to put your families and your priorities first.