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I am from Southside, the place where my parents raised me. I have lived and breathed this community my entire life. Growing up, my family owned and ran Viagran Softball Complex, which led up to opening our own small business called Alamo Awards and Trophies. Started in 1988 by my mother and father, my sister and I worked alongside many aunts, uncles, and cousins to create all types of awards, from school awards to retirement plaques. I got to see people from the Southside celebrate every walk of life. Our business went through a life of its own as well, as online trophy sites lead to tough times and we had to close shop. I learned so much of what it means to run a small business on the Southside and how the community continues to work together through tough times.
I earned my bachelor's degrees in Political Science and History from Texas Tech University, where I proudly served as Champlain and pledge leader for Sigma Phi Lambda. After graduating, I stayed in San Antonio to teach in Castroville. I earned my master's degree in Bicultural Studies from The University of Texas at San Antonio and began to teach on the Southside. In 2009, I was hired by the San Antonio Police Department as a Community Service Specialist, where I regularly worked with individuals involved in domestic family violence. In 2016, I began to work for Visit SA as the Destination Services Coordinator, and later in 2018 was promoted to Membership Sales Coordinator. After being furloughed due to the pandemic in June 2020, I began to work for Older Adults Technology Services as a Community Outreach Coordinator and Trainer. I love working for OATS and helping our older population get connected to technology.
I love District 3 and do as much as I can to work within the community. I have served on both the Brooks Gives Back Board and The Rape Crisis Center Board and am proud of the work these organizations do for our community. I am a resident just like you: I've run a small business, I've closed a small business, been furloughed due to the pandemic, lost a job, and sought services provided by the city and state. My life experiences and knowledge of the district have prepared me to be your next Councilwoman.