Describe any previous Branch positions and years you served.
I am new to AAUW-CA. I joined in June 2018 when we relocated to San Francisco. I have served the Westchester County, NY Branch in the following positions:
1) Co-President, 2014-2016.
2) Program Vice-President, 2013-2014.
3) Funds Chair, 2007-2010.
4) Team Lead for Start Smart and Work Smart, 2009-2018.
5) Planning Team Member for Explore Your Opportunities STEM Conference, 2007-2016.
Describe any AAUW California positions and years you served.
1) President AAUW New York State, 2016-2018.
2) Legal Advocacy Fund Vice-President (NYS), 2011-2013.
Talk about any AAUW California conventions you attended in the last five years.
I have not attended any CA State conventions since I am new to the state, but this will be rectified very soon!
New York State holds conventions annually and I am proud to say I have attended all five of the past five conventions.
Talk about any pertinent community activities or connections and their corresponding dates.
1) Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women, San Francisco, 2018 onwards.
2) Office for Women, Governor Cuomo’s Executive Office, Albany, New York, 2016-2018.
Talk about any AAUW National conventions you have attended.
I attended the 2017 convention at which Kim Churches was introduced to AAUW, and we had an amazing Lobby Day. I came back very inspired.
Describe any AAUW National positions and years you served.
Describe your employment/professional experience, including current employment.
I am a computer science and engineering professional. I have worked for 14 years at Philips Research Labs innovating and developing first-of-a-kind consumer electronics devices such as TV set-top boxes and digital televisions. I also focused on software process improvement, to improve the embedded software in such devices. It was an exciting career that I enjoyed greatly. It also gave me excellent analytical, quantitative reasoning skills which will prove very useful if I have the opportunity to serve as CFO.I have also served as adjunct faculty in the Department of Computer Science at Pace University.
I hold Masters Degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, and a Doctorate in Computing.
Are you available to visit branches statewide?
Describe any other special skills or experience.
Strong computer skills, including Excel.
Give your reasons for running for this office.
As Past President of AAUW New York State, I have enjoyed contributing to the AAUW mission at the State level. In my new AAUW California home, the role of Chief Financial Officer would provide a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the mission of gender equity through prudent financial management. I feel my strong analytical skills and attention to detail will be assets in this role.