Public Speaking & Media

School & Community Awareness

  • Perkin's Elementary School (San Diego, CA)
  • The Rotary Club of La Jolla (La Jolla, CA)

Fundraising Events for Foster Youth

  • CASA de Amparo, Crystal Ball Gala 2008 (Rancho Santa Fe, CA)
  • Promises to Kids, Fundraising Event 2008 (San Diego, CA)
  • CASA de Amparo, Crystal Ball Gala 2023 (Rancho Santa Fe, CA)

Foster Youth Community

  • Just in Time for Foster Youth, Rise to Resilience Healing Festival 2023 (San Diego, CA)
  • Foster Nation, CareerX Spring Class of 2023  (Los Angeles, CA)


Advocacy & Politics

  • Partnered with Shane Harris, founder of The People's Association of Justice Advocates, to pass bill AB1512, The San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper, June 16, 2023  (read article)


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