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I obtained my bachelor's degree from UC Davis in environmental policy with an emphasis in energy policy. I have over twelve years of experience in the utility and environmental sectors, with seven years at the U.S. Department of Energy and five years at PG&E. I am currently a masters of business administration candidate at UC Davis focusing on organizational development.
My daughter Kylie is currently a freshman at Castro Valley High School. She attended Palomares Elementary School and Canyon Middle School, where she was active in several extracurricular activities. In elementary school, she swam in the Columbia Crocodiles and played soccer for the Castro Valley Soccer Club. Additionally, she played softball in the Castro Valley Girls Softball league. She is one my proudest accomplishments and I absolutely love being her mom.
My late husband, Nick "Dubb" Whitaker, was Castro Valley High School’s student activities director. He believed strongly in our teachers and in our students, and like many teachers he put in countless hours to ensure his students received the best education possible. As his wife, I developed a unique and firsthand perspective about problems facing the district's students, teachers, and administrators. Nick left a bold legacy within CVUSD, and was pursuing an Administration Credential shortly before his death, as a way to better serve the needs of teachers and students within Castro Valley. There were many things that Nick wanted to improve upon and I owe it to him and to Castro Valley's students and teachers, to help implement some of those changes.
As was Nick, I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful community. If elected I will utilize the academic, professional, and personal skills that I have learned. I want to ensure that all students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community leaders have a seat at the table and that the lines of communication remain open and transparent. I would be honored to have your support on Election Day. Thank you!