She received her Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management from Antioch University Los Angeles and is currently pursuing a PhD in Leadership and Change. She has worked in nonprofits for eight years, is a Flutist, and is a founding member of ICYOLA. Her passion is to provide children from her community access to a wealth of musical knowledge and experiences that might generally be inaccessible to them. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of California Symphony Orchestras.