I’ll bring experience to the School Board as a:
- Mother of four
- Attorney with 25 years of experience
- Small business owner
- Rural farm resident
- Daughter of an immigrant
- Former single mom and nontraditional student
I am a product of public education, from kindergarten through law school.
I am an advocate for public education, having served as Co-Chair of the PTO for Charlemagne Elementary School and class representative for the Parent Council at The Village School, a K-8 public charter school in Eugene.
Justice and equity are values that drive my professional and personal life.
As an attorney, I’ve spent thousands of hours doing pro bono work, including work on prisoner’s civil rights, refuge asylum, low income tenants, small family businesses, and a class action representing prisoners with developmental disabilities. I am keenly interested in the impact that our public schools have on the justice system and how we can help prevent the school to prison pipeline.
As a community volunteer, I have extensive experience serving my community: Lane County Charter Review Committee; Square One Village's Board of Directors, which focuses on expanding affordable housing options; the Council of Korean Americans; the Steering Committee for Lane County's Campaign for Equal Justice, which fund raises for Legal Aid and tries to ensure equal access in the court system; Lane County Bar Association's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee; Chair of the Lane County Law Library Advisory Committee; President of Eugene Round Table Club; President of the Friends of Eugene Public Library from 2010-2014; Director of Eugene Public Library Foundation from 2010-2015; West Cascades Fiddle Camp & Workshops Committee member; Director of Oregon Bach Festival from 2013-2014; and Chair of Events Committee for Eugene Symphony's 50th Anniversary from 2013-2014.
As a mother, I have four kids with very different personalities, interests, talents, and brain chemistry – and all of them deserve a quality education that plays to their strengths and addresses their challenges. One daughter is autistic and has Turner’s syndrome, a genetic condition that affects her health and development. My experience working to get her needs met through special education services and with an individualized education plan was an eye-opener. All our children deserve an equal shot at a quality public school experience. An experience that values the whole child and bolsters their self-esteem and well-being.