My road in life took a while to figure out.
Applied and was accepted into several 4-year universities
Parents preferred I attend Community College
Completed Community College
Transferred to UNLV and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree
Received two Municipal Internships
Secured a full-time position with the City of Las Vegas after graduation.
Completed my Master and Doctorate Degrees, along with two Graduate Certificates
Worked for the City of Las Vegas for almost 25 years
Keep following my journey


High School
Environmental Studies
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)
University of La Verne


Chief Community Services Officer

I am similar to a Deputy City Manager. I assist in managing a number of departments that serve our community.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Problem Solving

Day to Day

A typical day is super busy for me because I have a lot of departments and especially right now coming out of the pandemic. A typical day includes meetings, troubleshooting issues related to Departments that I oversee, interfacing with our city manager and our council, and making sure that we are making progress on the things that have been prioritized and deemed as important. Simply put, I keeping everything moving forward in order to continue hitting benchmarks and achieving success.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

I would say that focusing on your education is important, but also trying to get an internship. I believe many students are unsure of their path or maybe they don't even know what's possible. I think internships are important for that reason. I meet with people all the time to provide career advice. For more information on internships, contact the Human Resources department to inquire about opportunities to shadow and get a better understanding of careers.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I don't know that I experienced true discouragement but coming out of high school I thought I was going to be a medical doctor. I ended up going to college for environmental studies, working in communities and continuing an education in public admin."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student


What do you enjoy doing on your free time?

Asked by Anthony at Roadtrip Nation

A lot of my time is spent with my husband and children when I am not working. We love to travel a lot and we love nature, so we love going to different places like Zion as a place where we can relax and do outdoor activities like hike.

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at Roadtrip Nation