I was born in Los Angeles, CA on February 12, 1986- I am the oldest of three (3). As a child, I always liked to help where I could, especially around the house. I would make sure the complete house be cleaned before my mom got home making sure all she had to do is just come home and relax. I am the embodiment of work, my first job was as a Sale Clark at Dollar Tree in Lancaster, CA at the age of sixteen (16) through my school ROP (Regional Occupational Program) program. The program was a district-wide program that paid students to find a job and work. The program would provide a work permit and help with interviewing tips before an interview. I also worked for a Recycles Company in town where I I made $5.25hr for a year during the summer and that job, particularly at a young age, taught me the value of work. I would work early morning and sometime late nights at the center and since it was the summer there weren’t
any restrictions on when I was not able to work due to the summer break. Some nights I would come home dead tired working an eight-hour shift for the first time in life, all I would have the energy to do is shower then sleep.
As a sophomore in High School, I had to choose an elective class and decided to work at a non-profit organization called Grace Resources Center in Lancaster, CA. As a volunteer, I helped prepare non-perishables grocery bags for the less fortunate and helped with the hot meals program at night. I enjoyed the many jobs I had working with the organization I decided to continue my volunteer work with Grace Resources Center for over five (5) years after my High School requirements. While working with this organization I always knew I wanted to be in the life of public service.
In June 2003 at the age of seventeen (17), I graduated from High School and in August 2003 I was in Houston, TX attending college at Texas Southern University majoring in Political Science with a minor in Spanish. While attending college I joined the Debate Team and Student Government. As a member of the Debate Team, I was honored to pledge Sigma Pi Alpha which was also a form of service to the community and on Student Government, I was elected the Freshman Class Vice-President representing the whole Freshman body. In college that’s when I first experienced the political world. I first registered to vote in Houston, TX and cast my first vote for John Kerry for President. I helped the campaign canvass my college campus and traveled to other colleges in the area to help him get elected to become the next President.
Once I returned home to Los Angeles, CA from college, it was hard for me to find a stable job there’s was an overwhelming number of Call Centers jobs without benefits. Also, during that time I started hanging out with the wrong crowd and ended up being incarcerated for a few days. That time being away from my family made me realize the horrible mistake I made and the hurt I placed on my family. When I was incarcerated, I realized that wasn’t the place for me and NEVER looked back!
In 2010 I moved to Las Vegas to begin a new life, I got a wonderful job for a print company making business cards and flyers. While working there I started a Spirit team where we would collect clothes from the community and donate them to charity. We also organized Thanksgiving Dinners, we also prepared hot meals and served them at several charities in the valley and collected toys for underprivileged kids and donate them as well. In 2018 I started a new journey as an Administrative Assistant for a local Homeowner’s Association and after working for that company for about four (4) months they sent me to Real Estate School to become a Community Association Manager (HOA Manager). I worked with over thirteen different Homeowner’s Associations Board at one time my job was to make sure all communities well-kept, balance their budgets and organize community events.
I’ve decided to run for the Nevada State Assembly. The reason I’ve made this decision is to make a difference for the average joe. The Nevada Education system needs help! There’s no reason our education system should be ranked 45th in the nation. We need to properly fund our education system and increase our Educator' salaries to add additional talented Educators to the state. We need to ensure that our school is safe and free of violence.
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