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Living in beautiful Capitola with my husband and daughter means being committed to ensuring that Capitola is sustainable, safe, welcoming, and family-friendly. I support the vision of Capitola’s residents in maintaining it’s intimate, small-town feel and coastal village charm.
I was born and raised in San Jose, CA by my 3rd Generation Mexican-American parents. I graduated from the Medical Magnet program at Andrew Hill High School, where I founded a non-profit program called Teens Teaching Teens (3T’s). The program was so successful that it received national attention from the Oprah Winfrey Show. I attended the University of California Santa Cruz where I received my bachelor’s degree in Sociology and minor in Education. In 2005 I moved to Capitola where I met my wonderful husband at Zeldas on the Beach and in 2014 we had a beautiful daughter.
For over 10 years I have worked at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. Currently, I am the Executive Assistant/MIS Technician for the North Santa Cruz County Special Education Local Plan Area. I also serve on the Childhood Advisory Committee for Santa Cruz County. In 2017 I was the Campaign Manager for the successful election of Martine Watkins for Santa Cruz City Council. Most recently I graduated from the Capitola Leadership Academy.
I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Capitola City Council. To work on behalf of Capitola residents is truly be a privilege.