I'm a geologist who studies volcanoes, which makes me a unique candidate for Congress. But in this unique time, we need different kinds of leaders to solve our problems.
I've seen the value of stepping up my whole life. Both of my parents were FBI agents for over 20 years. When you have people like that as your role models, loyalty, bravery, and integrity become your way of life.
Until now, my way of serving has been through working to understand our planet and how we can live with it...even the dangerous parts like volcanoes and earthquakes. I give back by helping educate the scientists of the future; young women and men from all backgrounds who will be the innovators, educators, and conservationists of the future.
I was moved to step out of my work boots and into the race for Congress because people like Donald Trump and Steve Knight are threatening that future by destroying some of the most basic things we all agree are important. Education, scientific research, disaster preparedness, critical parts of our communities like roads and bridges, national parks, and wildlife are all under assault. Our economy thrives when we invest in our people and our planet. Trump and Knight both deny the science of climate change, which impacts our economy, health and way of life. Their attacks on immigrant families, women’s rights and healthcare coverage are offensive and damaging to the most vulnerable people in our society.
I'm working to win the job of representing the people I care about and the places I love, and because everyone should have a bright today and a brilliant tomorrow.