I have varied training and experience to work effectively to meet those challenges. After receiving a PhD in economics from UC Berkeley, I taught economics at Occidental College, and then conducted public health research at UNC Chapel Hill. I decided to make a career change and got a Masters in Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill. I then worked as a guardian for adults, as a hospice social worker, as a student counselor, and now have a private counseling practice. During my years of education and work, I have always been involved in the community. I served on the CHCCS Board, elected from 2005-2009, and appointed from 2010-2011 and in 2019. I served on the board of Women AdvaNCe, and currently serve on the ArtsCenter board. I have been a long-time volunteer for the Democratic Party and I am a member of the NAACP.

Swearing in Ceremony, CHCCS School Board