I was born and raised in Stockton, a city of over 320,000 people with deep and rich history but which has suffered from generational disinvestment. Now, I have the great honor to serve as President of the Stockton Unified School District Board of Trustees (an elected position). By day, I work as the Executive Director of the Reinvent Stockton Foundation, a non-profit I co-founded with Mayor Michael Tubbs (who, by the way, is the youngest mayor in American history to represent a city with more than 100,000 people).
We work to build hope and expand opportunity by investing in our city's people and are constructing a cradle-to-career continuum of support to ensure that every child in Stockton receives the support needed to succeed.
On the school board, I work with six other colleagues and our Superintendent Dr. John Deasy to ensure all students graduate college, career, and community ready. To do this, I fight for four main things: