I realized very early in my career that the best decisions could not be reached unless people with sound environmental knowledge were active in the political process. Projects always include an environmental component. This is particularly true for the major issues now facing us in the areas of overall growth and development, transportation, jobs and housing balance. How we balance environmental protection and quality of life is key to building the community we all hold dear.
My professional experience as a civil engineer has given me the skills to look at projects proposed for our City —whether big or small— in all their complexity, and ensure we are investigating each one adequately and making the best decisions. I find that the scientific rigor and big picture systems approach I’ve applied to my professional work applies equally to the challenges facing Mountain View.
I’ve put my professional experience to work through serving on Mountain View’s Planning Commission (EPC) for nine years, the board of the Santa Clara League of Conservation Voters since 2000, and the board of the Los Altos-Mountain View Area League of Women Voters.
As a 30-year Mountain View resident I’ve had great fun participating in a range of activities as my children grew, such as being a girl scout leader and active in the local PTA. I’ve delighted in watching the Stevens Creek Trail extend from the Bay to my neighborhood during that time. You can meet me there most Sunday mornings.