Welcome, and thanks for taking the time to get to know me and learn about our campaign.

I am running to bring a student-centered, progressive vision and real-world leadership to the Santa Monica College Board. As an adjunct professor at Santa Monica College, as well as a member of its Bond Oversight Committee and General Advisory Board, I have seen the enormous opportunities to make this world-class community institute even better for our students. I look forward to having the opportunity to help lead the way.

Throughout my career as a professor of medicine and cardiologist at Harbor UCLA Medical Center and a community leader, I’ve been proud to always remain active in education and the welfare of our students. Whether serving as President Elect of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, working with my fellow members as Chair the Santa Monica-Malibu School Board Health Advisory Committee, or leading as co-President of the Santa Monica Democratic Club, I’ve worked hard to ensure that our students in Santa Monica- and throughout the state- have the best possible future available to them. Now I want to bring that passion and that leadership to the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees.

As a trustee, I will focus on the local students that graduate from Santa Monica and Malibu High School before attending Santa Monica College, support the Emeritus College, and look to expand community partnerships in the healthcare field so our students can compete in a diverse and growing medical jobs market.

Join us, and together, let’s continue to make Santa Monica College a national model of community college excellence.