I have spent the past 10 years in the hotel hospitality industry starting as a restaurant busser and working my way up to a hotel banquet captain. As much as I enjoyed working in hotel hospitality, volunteering for the California Clean Air Project truly shed light on what first sparked my interest for serving others.
As an adolescent, I had the opportunity to volunteer at my local health department tobacco control program to develop the Sutter County Youth Tobacco Coalition. We worked on various projects related to tobacco awareness and education. I attended California Youth Advocacy Network conferences and was a member of their Youth Advisory Board which in turn helped to deepen my knowledge about the issues.
After graduating high school, I moved to San Diego and began a career in hotel hospitality. As I grew within the hospitality industry, I still pursued my original desire of serving others by becoming more integrally involved with CCAP. My experience serving and working with diverse groups of people and knowledge of cultural values, beliefs, needs and expectations is truly ingrained within me. I am so thankful for this opportunity of being a part of a team who's striving in creating a positive and healthy change for others.