I have always been interested in education. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, I received my elementary teaching credential from UCLA. While raising my children, I worked in daycare, volunteered in their classrooms, was involved in the PTA, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and was a teaching assistant. My journey in the non- profit world has also involved education as the Vice President of the RGK Foundation, on the board of the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation and a member of the EveryChild Foundation. I enjoy crafts, books and the beach. My greatest enjoyment comes from my family especially my wonderful grandchildren.