My occupation is Education Policy Advisor.
My qualifications are:
I’m a public servant, union organizer, and veteran. I was born and raised in San Francisco, and my entire family attended City College of San Francisco.
Shortly after my dad immigrated to San Francisco, he was laid off from his factory job. Finding himself unemployed and with limited opportunities, he enrolled in City College’s Culinary Arts Certificate program, enabling him to become a UNITE HERE Local 2 hotel cook and the sole provider for my family for two decades. As a teenager, I took City College classes for free with a low-income tuition waiver, which helped me earn units to graduate from U.C. San Diego with a bachelor’s degree when I was 19 years-old.
As a City Hall education policy advisor, I helped draft and advance the legislation to secure a decade of ‘Free City College’ for all San Francisco residents and expanded City College into the Sunset District. On the City College Board of Trustees, I will champion policies to increase job training, mandate fiscal oversight, and close the achievement and opportunity gap for African-American and Latino students.
American Federation of Teachers Local 2121
California Faculty Association - San Francisco State University Chapter
San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council
SEIU United Healthcare Workers
Teamsters Local 2785
San Francisco Tenants Union
California State Treasurer Fiona Ma
Assemblymembers Phil Ting, David Chiu
Former State Senator Mark Leno
Public Defender Mano Raju
Sheriff Paul Miyamoto
San Francisco Democratic Party Chair David Campos
San Francisco Board of Supervisors: Norman Yee, Gordon Mar, Rafael Mandelman, Sandy Fewer, Aaron Peskin, Hillary Ronen, Matt Haney, Dean Preston, Shamann Walton
City College Board of Trustees: Shanell Williams, Tom Temprano, Thea Selby, John Rizzo, Brigitte Davila
San Francisco Board of Education: Mark Sanchez, Gabriela Lopez, Jenny Lam, Alison Collins, Faauuga Moliga
Jane Kim, Matt Gonzalez, Suzy Loftus