My leadership spans both academic and student affairs in the CSU system, at CSUDH, and in the community. This work is vital to the functioning of the university and important for the success of faculty and students. In my leadership and service work with a wide range of stakeholders to help create institutional change to increase equity and inclusion in higher education. My leadership has removed barriers for graduate students, increased student retention, and degree completion. I work to support faculty through professional development activities and serving as a leader in shared governance.
My community service reflects my leadership in the community and my desire to work with organizations that impact undeserved communities. I am proud to have served as a board member for the Toberman Neighborhood Center which is a local organization that provides wrap-around services for families in San Pedro, California. I have also partnered with Guide Dogs of America, a local organization that provides seeing eye dogs for visually impaired individuals. My puppy didn’t make it to the big leagues, but works today as a therapy dog for an Army Veteran who lives in the Inland Empire. Most recently, I have partnered with Alzheimer’s Los Angeles to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. I have given two talks on Caregiving Challenges During Covid-19 and brought workshops on Alzheimer’s and dementia to our college campus.