Campaign for Antioch School Board 2020
¡Juntos Podemos! Together We Can!
As a lifelong resident of Antioch, I've seen firsthand the way that our schools have been failing our students, especially our homeless, foster youth, special education, and students of color. I ran for school board to change the narrative. In November of 2020, we defeated a 12-year incumbent by nearly 10% running a grassroots campaign.
I grew up in Antioch and attended local public schools from kindergarten through Dozier-Libbey Medical High School. My parents emigrated to the U.S from Mexico looking for opportunity and settled in Antioch. For over 15 years, my dad worked as a dishwasher at “Red Lobster” and my mom as a fry cook at “Jack In the Box.” They worked hard so their children could pursue higher education. Combined, my two siblings and I earned degrees from Stanford University, UC Berkeley and Los Medanos College, respectively.
After earning a degree in Economics from Stanford, I began my career at UCSF working in clinical research and quality improvement. At the same time, I pursued my passion to serve students by working as a youth health science leadership teacher for TEAMTRI, an organization that works with middle and high school student-led organizations. Now, I am a medical student at the UC Davis School of Medicine with an interest in pursing a career in pediatrics.
As your school board member, I fight to ensure our kids and teachers can return to school safely and bring bold new ideas to the table so that every student has the opportunity to excel.
Antioch is capable of providing an education that meets the highest standards—we only need to make sure every student gets one. If you feel the same, I would appreciate your support!