Service is a keystone of my life. I work hard to make the places and institutions with which I interact better for those who come after me. I believe that change is inevitable and things will either change for worse or better, now or later.

My aim is to be in the now making change for the better. As MLK, Jr. said, “The time is always ripe to do right.”

At Stanford, I participated in efforts to increase graduate student diversity through both the EDGE program and as a DARE fellow.  I’ve also worked to improve academic outcomes for black and Latino students in the Palo Alto Unified School District.  Lastly, I served as a board member for the Bay Area Alumni of Education Pioneers.