Qualifications

EDUCATION:

M.S., PHYSICS, California State University Long Beach
B.S., PHYSICS, California State University Dominguez Hills

GOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEES:

League of California Cities – Los Angeles County Division
National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO)
League of California Cities – Employee Relations Committee
Los Angeles County City Selection Committee
Independent Cities Association (ICA)
South Bay Cities Council of Government (SBCCOG)
South Bay Corridor Steering Committee
Metropolitan Transport Authority – Policy Committee Representative of Corridor B
West Basin Water Association – Board of Directors
Centinela Valley Union High School District (CVUHSD) – Bond Oversight Committee

TRAINING / INSTITUTES:

NALEO National Institute for Newly Elected Officials
NALEO Policy Institute on the Changing Dynamics of the 50+ Population
NALEO National Policy Institute on Building Healthy Communities: Laying the Foundation for Successful Policymaking
League of California Cities – New Mayors and Council Members Academy
California Latino Caucus Institute (CLCI) Elected Officials Academy XI
Kellogg School of Management/NALEO – National Economic Policy Institute
Hawthorne Police Department Citizen’s Academy

LEADERSHIP AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:

Economic Development Council, Founder
Taste of Hawthorne, Co-Founder
California Center for Public Health Advocacy
Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce
North Hawthorne Community Association (NHCA)
Ramona Neighborhood Association (RNA)
Citizens of Hawthorne Action Team (CHAT)
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
South Bay Soccer Foundation
Hawthorne President’s Council
St. Joseph’s Parish Church
Knights of Columbus
Sons of the American Legion
Hawthorne Historical Society
Service Provider Fair
Sons of Italy
Friends of Hawthorne Library
Movies in the Park

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:

New Opportunities Charter School, Educator
Centinela Valley Union High School District, Educator
L3 Communications, Space Environment Test Engineer
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, Physics Engineer
United Detector Technology, Engineer/Technical Assistant
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Physicist

OTHER MEMBERSHIPS:

Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honor Society
MAES (Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists)
SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers)
SACNAS (Society of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science)
Science Society of CSUDH
Sigma Lambda Beta (ΣΛΒ) Fraternity