Hey there, my amazing friends! I am so excited to share my story with you and inspire you to take the chance to follow what you believe!
I’ve been observing my community for years and quietly doing my part to make it a better place. From picking up trash on the streets to supporting local businesses, I’ve always believed in the power of community. But lately, I’ve noticed a lack of trust and cooperation in our city council. That’s why I’m running for Burien City Council Position #2 , to rebuild trust, cooperation, and shared vision. I believe in leadership for all because our 52,000 + residents deserve it.
Listen up, Burien community members! I’m not here to push my own agenda. I’m here to represent YOU and work with YOU to make our community the best it can be in our state and country. I want to hear from you – what do you think Burien needs? Let’s work together to make it happen!
Now, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in Seattle, and my parents were passionate about helping refugees and advocating for their rights. That’s where my love for community service began. I worked as an immigration paralegal on the US-Mexico border, helping women and children in domestic violence situations. I also translated for Latino torture survivors at various conferences.
After that, I went to the University of New Mexico and graduated with a B.A in Political Science and a minor in Latin American Studies. I worked two part-time jobs to pay for college – UPS at night and on-campus food service in the morning. I later went back to college for a second B.A in Architectural Design and worked as a Commercial Architectural Designer for regional hospitals, schools, V.A. hospitals, and clinics: Designing spaces for people to heal and be safe.