I am proud to be a District 3 home owner in the Highland Park neighborhood, and I committed to raising my family here on the South Side. I graduated from SAISD and was pleased to have my daughter accepted at Thomas Jefferson High School where she recently graduated with honors. I have been a Girl Scout Leader, a Sports team mom and a PTA member. I am a Principal Sr Engineer and CyberSecurity Subject Matter Expert within the U.S. national security industry and a former business owner. I studied at UT Austin, Texas A&M-College Station and Our Lady of the Lake University.
My family has lived in San Antonio for five generations attending SAISD schools and is committed to public service. My parents dedicated themselves to volunteer work in their church and in the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts; my father served in the U.S. Army Reserve and worked for the Texas Highway Department. My mother is a retired SAISD Teacher’s assistant at Fox Tech High School, and Madison Elementary School.
As a former City Councilwoman I worked to make our neighborhoods safe, our roads functional, and made sure that community centers, libraries, delegate agencies, CafeCollege, and PreK4SA were funded so we could provide essential services to our neighborhoods and families.
I supported the opening of six new playgrounds in District 3, each valued over $100,000. I directed the donation and distribution of backpacks, books and school supplies to over 500 students in cooperation with community groups and organizations. In addition, I brought free Wi-Fi to the South Side Lions Park and started efforts for a powerful broadband communication network to be extended to our local public colleges and universities.
I have a track record of advocating for my community and securing benefits and opportunities for all of the folks of the Southeast side. I elevated the consequences of tolerating a digital divide that leaves our students and seniors out of on-line conversations. I cultivated partners and proposed solutions to overcome the challenge.