My parents immigrated to this country over 60 years ago, with little more than their education, in hopes of building a better life for themselves and their future family.  Despite the discrimination they faced, they were eventually able to build a successful business from scratch to provide for me and my two brothers.  From their example, I learned the importance of education and a strong work ethic.  I studied hard and graduated from UC Berkeley and Columbia Law School.  After briefly working in a private law firm and internships at the DA’s office and Justice Department, I knew that I wanted to devote my career to public service, helping to make our community a better and safer place.  Following my graduation from law school, I joined the District Attorney’s Office where I have dedicated my career to seeking justice in every case I handle or supervise. 


I live in the South Bay with my husband and two children.  We are a blended, mixed-race family that has been touched by the rise in hate crimes and profoundly affected by drug addiction and incarceration.  I believe that treatment and counseling as alternatives to incarceration play a very important role in our criminal justice system when appropriate.  Based on my professional and personal life, I have a unique perspective that I will bring to the bench if elected.   I would treat everyone who appears in court with dignity and respect.  I would apply the law equally and fairly to all, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation/identity, or socioeconomic status.  All decisions will be made in an open and transparent manner with the highest ethical standards in mind.