for Metro 3
Connecting the dots
to move everyone
Metro Council District 3
I'm a professor, musician, healthspan-gerontologist, researcher, and advocate.
Having been fortunate to achieve two doctorates in separate fields,
my diverse background — along with being a multiracial female and
first-generation college graduate — grants me a unique insight into
connecting the dots.
I've also taught music in underserved schools and have served as a
wellness director, arts integration specialist, curriculum writer, and student life advisor.
How can we create
meaningful change and
moves everyone forward
What I bring to the table for Metro Council District 3 :
Advocacy for an equitable and diversified ecosystem that is forward-thinking, creative, accessible, and socially just.
Dedicated service to the community. I'm a
Beaverton-Portland native who's always called District 3 home. I've been fortunate to have had opportunities for higher education, and I'm here to contribute my doctorates to serve everyone in our community.
An uncorrupted platform with no conflicts of interest. Your vote is my endorsement, not endorsements from political organizations or politicians. Just YOU, the voters of Metro 3.
Health & wellness
Parks & nature
These are all
Alison Balbag & Justin Long standing for environmental and climate justice
Did you know Metro manages Portland'5 Centers for the Arts?
P'5 is the fifth largest performing arts center in the U.S. and includes the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Keller Auditorium, Newmark Theater, Winningstad Theater, and Brunish Theater.
The arts are an essential component of society: They’re a human right and have the power to build healthy communities, promote social justice, and help us thrive.
Arts access for everyone : I advocate to create balance, so that our arts ecosystem receives equal prioritization alongside Metro’s other efforts.
PhD, Gerontology — University of Southern California
Doctor of Musical Arts, Harp Performance — USC
Master of Music, Harp Performance — USC
Bachelor of Music, Harp Performance — USC
Valley Catholic Schools — Beaverton, OR
Arts Commissioner — City of Beaverton
Vice Chair of Arts Commission — City of Beaverton
Arts Economy & Artist Support Subcommittee — City of Beaverton
To support our shared future by redirecting our thoughts, resources, and endeavors, I've marched and advocated:
Against the start and expansion of endless war
For climate justice
To end gun violence
Volunteer & advisory service:
Arts, Sciences, & Education
Beaverton Arts Foundation Scholarship Committee & Juror
International Postdoc Initiative to support gender equality & female researchers
American Harp Society
Gerontological Society of America
Candidate Filing Fee — paid to Multnomah County Elections . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25
Voters' Pamphlet Fee — paid to Washington County Elections . . . . . . . . . . . . $100
Voters' Pamphlet Fee — paid to Clackamas County Elections . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100
All costs paid out-of-pocket