I have always believed in volunteering and helping others. Education, child hunger, child abuse, and mental health are some of the issues I care about.
Here is some information about me:
* Parent of three boys raised in Foster City. Two of them are Eagle Scouts. My youngest son is still working towards it.
* Bachelor's Degree. Double major in Bio Chemistry and Zoology from St.Xavier's College in India.
* Past President, Bowditch Site Council.
* President, Light of Life Trust, a non-profit organization educating disadvantaged children in over 400 villages of India.
* Board member, Friends of Foster City Library. Fundraising to build a modern "Maker Space".
* Active member, Rotary Club of Foster City, supporting local schools and providing scholarships to deserving students.
* Served on PTA Board at Brewer Island Elementary School.
* Volunteered for many years as Classroom Mom, as well as with Art-in-Action, and the PTA Reflections program.
* Started science tutoring classes in India. Educated and prepared High School students in disadvantaged areas for college.
* Over 14 years experience working as a Realtor helping Buyers, Sellers, and Investors.
Service Above Self.” There is no greater joy in life than that spent in the service of others.
As a Foster City resident for over 24 years, and a parent of three boys, I have served our community in many capacities. From Classroom Mom, Reflections Program, Art-in-Action, PTA Board, to President of Bowditch Site Council, I have volunteered and supported, our schools and teachers.
My mother was a school teacher, and I have seen up close the love, and effort, our teachers put into educating our children. One of the reasons, I am running for School Board is to make sure we can retain our wonderful teachers and attract the best talent to our Schools. We should be able to provide education that empowers and uplifts children, in all our schools giving them tools to be better citizens of the world and prepare them for today's jobs.
With the failure of Measure Y (existing parcel tax extension), our school district stands to lose $7 million in funding. We need all the help we can get in supporting our schools at this crucial time to preserve and fund all of our programs, plus retain our wonderful teachers.
Music, arts, after-school programs, mental health and counseling are an important part of our education system. Without adequate funding, these programs generally see cutbacks. If I am elected, I will work with our Education Foundation, Community Leaders, and Businesses to make sure our School District has the much needed funding for all of our programs, bringing everyone together towards one goal, the best education for ALL our children. Let them shine!