I moved to North Highline nineteen years ago to raise a family and tend a big garden. When my neighborhood became part of Burien, I quickly grew to love the thriving downtown, the uniqueness of our many neighborhoods, and the diverse and welcoming communities I discovered. I have never felt more engaged and accepted than I do in Burien, and I want that sense of belonging for every member of our city.
I am running for office to be on the listening and advocating side of the conversation and to continue expanding access and participation in this unique and beautiful city we call home.
I have come to know elected officials at a city, county, and state level, having engaged with them on issues as various as immigrants’ rights, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, local infrastructure, affordable housing, and mental health.
My service to Burien includes serving on the PaRCS Board, currently as Vice Chair, co-founding and leading ACLU Burien People Power and Burien/White Center Community Support Network, volunteering as a robotics team parent, scout mom, evaluating math curricula and judging science fairs, and as an overnight volunteer at a homeless shelter.