As your candidate, my job is to protect your rights and freedoms as individuals and families. I acknowledge the significance of this position with the utmost sincerity, and will always work to be accessible to my constituents as they are my priority and direct source of accountability.
I believe transparency is key to rooting out corruption in government, and therefore transparency in my campaign and my actions will forever be my top priority.
I spent my collegiate career at Long Beach State, in the fields of early childhood education and family studies. I then trained with DONA (Doulas of North America), and together this led to my passion for teaching and maternal health advocacy through education and working with our local government. Notably, I teach doula care and effective advocacy at Go Midwife, a midwifery school that focuses on providing education for underserved populations. I have also taught a ‘vaginal birth after cesarean’ class at a large hospital (with the director of maternal health), worked as a midwife’s assistant, taught preschool, served as a chapter leader for the International Cesarean Awareness Network, and worked with Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara county on creating cultural change in foster care and adoption. These positions have allowed me to build bridges between local government and our community, hospital and out-of-hospital midwives, and many varying sectors within our adjacent counties. Through over a decade, my advocacy work has given me the opportunity to work with teen moms, pregnant mothers in rehab, and create recruitment and retention programs for foster care.
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