203 W. Hillside Rd.
Naperville, IL 60540
Current committee assignments: Finance, Business Partnership
Adopt-A-School assignments: Beebe Elementary School, Highlands Elementary School, Jefferson Jr. High
First elected: 2017
Current term expires: 2021
Number of terms served and when: First term
Relevant degrees/life experience/previous volunteer activities: BS in Finance and Economics from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC); FDIC Bank Examiner/Auditor; Financial Analyst at Abbott Laboratories; 20 years of IT experience including service at Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies and Microsoft Data Center (CH1); 5 years teaching at Naperville’s Ray Chinese School; previously self-employed and a small business owner.
Parent of District 203 students: Daughter at Meadow Glens Elementary and son at Naperville Central High School.
Educational philosophy: We need to recognize and encourage a variety of pathways for our students to write a spectrum of different success stories. The world of tomorrow will need people with vocational training, entrepreneurial skills, public/community service focus, advanced communications and networking capability, in addition to college educations, to do work that in many cases has not yet been imagined. In addition to educating, my goal is to inspire our students to achieve at the highest levels and to live lives that make a positive difference.