I am a proud graduate of HISD District 1 neighborhood schools: Janowski and Herrera Elementary Schools, Burbank Middle School, and Sam Houston High School.
I earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Houston - Downtown, after nearly ten years of teaching high school in HISD at Sam Houston (go, Tigers!) and at Northside (go, Panthers!). I am a life-long Houstonian. I got my degree a short drive from where I attended high school. I know the struggles faced by our students in District 1 because I was one of those students. Then I taught them every day, helped them with homework, and mentored and tutored them on evenings and weekends.
Through these experiences, I have seen how students' voices are sidelined and how their concerns are neglected by our governing bodies. That is why I ran for HISD District I Trustee in 2017-- to continue to be an advocate for the voices of students and to fight for those who can't yet fight for themselves.
This is the work I pledge to continue as your HISD trustee.