As the Mobility and Climate Advocate for the Natural Resources Defense Council, I'm driven to make California's communities more sustainable, liveble, and equitable by improving our transportation systems.
I previously served in Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's administration as Senior Program Manager on the Great Streets Initiative, which seeks to create vibrant community places along Los Angeles' commercial corridors.
As a resident of Santa Monica, I serve on the board of directors of the Santa Monica Pier Corportation, and have previously served as an appointed member of the Santa Monica Planning and Housing Commissions.
I earned my Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. I was recruited to UCLA with an Institute for Transportation Studies Fellowship, a Martin Wachs Scholarship and a David and Marianna Fisher Fellowship.
During the 2012-13 academic year, I served as a David Bohnett Fellow in the Los Angeles Mayor's Office.
Born and raised on the Westside of Los Angeles, I'm committed to improving the region's quality of life by improving the delivery of public services and by tackling its persistent land use and transportation challenges. I'm passionate about our regional transportation investments and want to ensure that their full promise is delivered to Angelenos. To me that means incorporating the expanding rail system into the urban fabric with a suite of transportation choices and land uses that support vibrant, safe and healthy communities.
From 2010 to 2013, I served on the board of the Southern California Streets Initiative, the non-profit organization that locally funds and supports Streetsblog L.A., a daily news source connecting people to information about sustainable transportation and livable communities.
I presently serve on the advisory board of SantaMonicaNext.org, a daily news website focusing on this planning and sustainability issues affecting Santa Monica now and into the future.