As a 3rd generation Compton native, I have the unique perspective of understanding the past, living the present and envision a future for our amazing city. As a current homeowner, mother, and community activist, my biggest goal is to help make the community I love, a safe and prosperous place to live. After graduating from Compton High School, I left Compton to attend San Diego State University for a short period. I felt out of my element, and soon returned to Compton, where my heart and comfort truly lived. I became a working professional, focusing on leadership and logistics. I have the honor of raising two wonderful children.
When my children, both Compton USD scholars, wanted to participate in sports, I was disappointed in our limited, and now non-existent, Parks and Recs programs. I wanted to do more, and work on the many opportunities that our city could have to become a better place for our residents. I wanted to create an environment where our children can thrive and grow without having to leave the city.
I started attending City Council Meetings, all with high hopes of moving the needle, only to find that breaking unproductive cycles, and shifting the focus to solutions over problems is difficult to do from the outside. Our city needs strong leadership, transparency, and solution-based change.
I’m currently on the board of a local non-profit and through community-focused events, I have become even more passionate about our city. We need leaders who understand that only when all of our residents are doing well, our city will do well. Through my participation in community events, volunteering, and supporting local businesses, I have met so many amazing members of our community who are ready and willing to work to enact change. These community members, my family, the longstanding strength, and pride of our city are the reasons I know we can do this.
I am ready to bring that community-first attitude as your District 3 City Council Member.