I will fight day in and day out to secure access to a free college education for Valley students.

I have benefited from the opportunities that great schools provide.  I went to elementary, middle, high school and college in the San Fernando Valley.  I am committed to ensuring opportunities are available to every student.  It is our responsibility to offer all students the resources, support and guidance to graduate from a challenging public school in their neighborhood.  It is our responsibility to empower youth to afford college and to return to their community and become engaged leaders.  

I have raised funds to award scholarships to students who need help paying for college; I have visited our neighborhood schools; I have advocated for improvements in Sacramento and at LAUSD.  I will introduce legislation and fight for funding to secure the next generation has access to a free college education.