A San Diego native, Celina is earning her MBA in Sustainability and Environmental Compliance from Southern New Hampshire University. Shortly after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability at The Ohio State University, Celina realized the essentiality of politics in solving problems. Celina has worked on several environmental projects directly with government, corporate, education and international clients to strategically implement projects that address their specific needs in social responsibility, community engagement, energy efficiency, forest conservation, and zero waste events – including the proposal of improvements of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA). Once she learned about Barbara Bry, she immediately recognized the alignment of her passion for environmental justice and sustainability. Celina believes that change can come with the right leadership.
Cathie’s community involvement is what sets her apart. She is recognized in her community as the “Honorary Mayor of Pacific Beach.” As the former Pacific Beach Town Council president, she was named the “Citizen of the Year for Pacific Beach” in 2017 because of her continued support and organization of the Lifeguard’s decennial division breakfast that year. An Aztec for life, Cathie earned a Master’s Degree from San Diego State University’s College of Education. She currently teaches Kindergarten in El Cajon and sits on the San Diego Police Department Northern Division Captain Advisory Board. In her spare time, Cathie enjoys feeding her neighbors with homemade pasta and bread, sailing, and jet skiing in the bay.
Maresa owns and operates Talbert Law Office, a law practice focused on business, nonprofit, and intellectual property matters, based in San Diego, California. When she is not practicing law, Maresa is highly engaged in public policy, including economic development, criminal justice reform, and social justice issues. Maresa serves the San Diego community in various capacities and in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
Acacia graduated from University of Miami where she studied Political Science and Marketing. She began her career working on the passage of SDSU West (Measure G) in 2018, which would sell the Mission Valley Stadium site to San Diego State University and create a transit-oriented development featuring a river park, a new stadium, research facilities, and educational opportunities for future generations in San Diego. She's an active member of the Pacific Beach Town Council. Outside of work, Acacia enjoys SDSU Aztecs basketball games, training her new puppy, long walks on the beach, and spontaneous bbq’s and block parties.
Fernando Parra Chong has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Spanish (2017). He attended Goucher College in Maryland and his commitment for Social Justice allowed him to earn the Ethelmarie Apter Halpern Memorial Community Service Prize for demonstrating, through word and deed, leadership in combating prejudice and fostering good relations between groups and individuals with the college community or community at large. He studied abroad in Seville, Spain in 2016 where he studied Spanish literature at the University of Sevilla. Fernando received a Southern Education Foundation fellowship through their Southern Education Leadership Initiative where he interned with the Arkansas Public Policy Panel. He became the Education Coordinator for the Arkansas Public Policy Panel where he conducted outreach throughout the state through the Opportunity To Learn Campaign. Currently, he works as an outreach coordinator for Breaking Down Barriers at Jewish Family Service. Fernando interned for the City of San Diego Human Relations Commission and has worked on multiple campaigns throughout the years.
Jocelyn is a current student studying Business Management at San Diego Miramar College. She has lived in San Diego for 5 years and enjoys the sunny weather and beautiful beaches. Outside of her studies, Jocelyn manages her two online businesses and actively volunteers for representatives that she believes can effectively impact our community. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog, making jewelry, and traveling to new places.
Nicholas Sanabria is a San Diego State University alumni with a degree in Business Administration Marketing and an International Business degree from KEDGE Business School in Marseille, France. He fluently speaks English, Spanish and French and manages his time between his passions: politics, music and mixed martial arts. He previously interned in the office of current San Diego Council Member, Vivian Moreno, who he also worked for during the campaign trail and believes in political engagement as a way for bringing about positive change to society.
Kelly Collins is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she received a degree in Economics and Business Administration, from the Haas School of Business. It has always been her mission to be involved in philanthropy; upon completing her junior year at the London School of Economics, she interned at Breast Cancer Now, and, most recently, spent the summer in Uganda with the Women's Microfinance Initiative. She decided to move to New York after graduation where she worked as a Financial Analyst at the Disney Theatrical Group, soaking up Broadway Shows and the fast-paced city life. Back in La Jolla, she has revived her interests of ocean swimming, hiking, taking long bike rides up the coast, and cooking locally sourced dinners for her friends and family.
A recent San Diego transplant, Emily is originally from Santa Barbara, CA. She made her way down to San Diego in 2018 to pursue graduate studies at the University of San Diego. Emily holds a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies from USD and a Bachelor of Science in Experience Industry Management from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. In her spare time, Emily enjoys being one with the ocean, exploring new places, spending quality time with friends and family, and convincing people that gluten free food is delicious!
Lawrence is a native San Diegan. He is a graduate of Cornell University, where he studied Applied Economics and Management. Lawrence began his career in New York City working as a financial analyst but is excited to be back in his hometown. He volunteers for the Legal Aid Society of San Diego and in his spare time can be found playing tennis, attending concerts, and biking around Mission Bay.
Nicole obtained her master degree in Finance. She began her career working as Financial Analyst. She has a multi-cultural experience abroad working at the University of Turku, Finland and collaborating with IMF and World Bank group as part of several projects. In her spare time, Nicole loves spending her time with her family, traveling and hiking.
Sonia is a rock climber, hiker, and scuba diver based in La Jolla. When she's not exploring the outdoors, she's probably reading, doing crossword puzzles, or working as an attorney, fintech entrepreneur, and consultant. Sonia received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, and a JD from Yale Law School.
Originally from upstate New York, Judy is a retired RN BSN PNP, school nurse and worked in the Sweetwater Union High School District for over 30 years. She enjoys working on the campaign with Barbara, and it has been so interesting because it represents a business model that is similar to the nursing model in the marketplace. In her spare time, Judy loves traveling to Costa Rica, Europe, and across the country.
Rolf is a serial healthcare entrepreneur over the past 20 years, with 10 years of research in viral genetics. He obtained his doctorate at the Pasteur Institute in molecular virology, and conducted research at the Institute of Virology in Oxford and the Salk Institute in SanDiego. He is currently CEO of BioFluidica, a cancer diagnostics company.
Two-time SDSU Graduate ('82, '86), Swanson is a man of many interests, including beekeeping. He now runs a consulting practice after a business career that has taken him from Abu Dhabi to Zürich. Enjoys hiking, biking, walking, golfing, and scuba diving.
Julia is highly active in the community.
Longtime Uptown LGBT activist, co-founder HillQuest, Hillcrest History Guild, Hillcrest Town Council, Bankers Hill Community Group and small business owner for over 40 years.
Nancy is a native San Diegan and has been an Uptown activist for many years. After a decades-long career in daily newspapers and publishing, she returned to San Diego in 2002 to join her wife, Ann Garwood, in creating a successful publication. Nancy's community activism includes service as past Board Member and President of the Hillcrest Business Association, co-founder of the Hillcrest History Guild, Founding Member of the Hillcrest Town Council and Bankers Hill Community Group.
Bill has been a San Diego resident since 1986. He grew up in Silicon Valley, where he began his career in financial services in 1977 and until he retired 2013. Most recently, Bill is a newly elected board members on the Pacific Beach Planning Group since 2019.
Kiah is an advocate for Clairemont Community "Safety & Awareness."
I will bring leadership that puts solutions for San Diegans first, prioritizes fiscal discipline, stands up to the special interests, treats all residents and communities fairly, and creates comprehensive solutions to long-standing problems.
Hundreds of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents are helping Barbara because they know she will clean up the mess at City Hall.
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