City: Montebello City
Position Seeking: Councilmember
Question 1: Please share the most meaningful arts and cultural experience you had growing up.
Being that I am attaining my doctorate in clinical psychology, I realize now I was participating in art therapy without even knowing. I believe this will be beneficial to our community as well. There’s so many forms of Art besides painting, there’s music, theater, jewelry, film which I wish to bring to Montebello.
Question 2: What do you think should be the role of City Council in the development and support of the region's arts and cultural infrastructure?
We should be advocates for the Art Community in order to connect with one another
Question 3: What’s your vision for the city? What role, if any, does art and culture play in achieving that vision?
I wish to bring as much Art and Culture to the city that I can!!
Questions 4: A recent report by the Otis College of Design found that 1 in every 7 jobs in LA County is supports the creative sector and economy in Los Angeles County. What strategies, if any, would you pursue to enhance the region’s creative economy (i.e. cultural tourism, indirect and direct jobs, nonprofit and for profit organizations)?
I would like to get the nonprofit involved first like the traveling art shows put on by these organizations, then the for profit to see how we can parter with one another. Maybe see if there is a liaison we the city can work with in order for our community to benefit from all that is out there!!