Assemblymember for the Assembly District 28
I was elected in November 2008 to represent the 22nd Assembly District. Then in November 2012, I was re-elected to represent the newly drawn 28th Assembly District. The new district is located in the southern Bay Area that includes Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and the areas of Willow Glen, Cambrian, and Almaden Valley of San Jose. Prior to being elected, I served on the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees and the Foothill-De Anza Foundation Board of Directors, and served on the Board of the California Community Colleges Trustees. I graduated with a B.A and M.P.A. in Sociology from San Jose State University, and a MAEd from the University of San Francisco. As a lifelong educator, I have authored legislation to increase student access such as AB 2302, historic transfer reform for our higher education system and AB 970, a landmark reform bill to the student fee process for the California State University and University of California systems. I’m honored to be serving the people of California and to have their trust on matters of importance.