My family has been part of the California Community College system for three generations. I am passionate about our system and its mission. Over the past two decades, I served in many areas including tenured faculty member, psychotherapist, academic senate president, and dean in both academics and student services. On a personal note, I love learning, with degrees in Economics/Business, Theology/Philosophy, and Education/Counseling Psychology; I am the mother of two girls; proud transwoman; author of Diversity in Counseling; technology/data enthusiast, and world explorer. I can’t wait to meet you in the Zoom forum, and I am honored to be considered for the El Camino VPAA.