I have served as an enthusiastic environmental consultant over the last seven years through work as an environmental planner, grant writer, and community philanthropist. I have conducted public relations/outreach presentations for community groups and served on panels related to sustainability, water issues and social change. I have previously served as Environmental Education Coordinator for the City of Santa Barbara and the California Coastal Act Enforcement Officer for the California Coastal Commission. In addition, I have secured over $25 million in competitive state grant funding and I currently manage the implementation of $500 million under the Proposition O water quality bond measure for the City of Los Angeles. I am a published author and a Santa Barbara Bar Foundation award recipient for her research paper, "Hearst Case: A Dispute Turned Negotiation” (The Law & Society Review, University of California, Santa Barbara 2001-2002).