What ties do you have to Culver City?
I have lived in Culver City with my extended family since 2009. We moved here because of the great urban planning and design present then, and the clear promise of livable community for the future.
What experience or expertise do you have which qualifies you to serve on the GPAC?
I completed a PhD in Urban Planning from the University of California Los Angeles in 2013. I am also a preventive medicine physician and public health professional. My professional expertise focuses on building communities that promote health and social equity, which is the foundation of good health. I am fortunate to apply those skills in the care of homeless Veterans at the Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Medical Center.
What other resources (foreign language skill, participation in a local organization, practical skill, etc.) might you bring to enhance the quality of the General Plan process?
I appreciate data driven approaches to problem solving as much as healthy debate, story and narrative. I hope to share my technical expertise in urban planning and health with my GPAC colleagues so we can achieve the most innovative General Plan possible for Culver City.
What motivates you to participate in the General Plan process?
The General Plan is an opportunity to shape community building into the future. Our community shapes our lives, and because of that, how we build community determines how all of us share resources among the most fortunate and the most vulnerable. We have a great opportunity now to plan community for everyone.