Raised in Westlake near MacArthur Park, Kimberly is the daughter of immigrant parents from Jalisco, Mexico. She holds a dual B.A. in Chicana/o Studies and History with a dual minor in Urban Planning and Labor and Workplace Studies from UCLA. Most recently, she served as a New Leaders Council of Los Angeles fellow. She is the co-founder of For Learners of All Ages, a non-profit in the Northeast San Fernando Valley whose purpose is to provide innovative art, science, and life-skills enrichment resources to the community.
Read on to learn more about Kimberly. You can submit a question about the Central Area here.
1. What's your favorite spot in Los Angeles?
One of my favorite spots in L.A. is the Silver Lake Meadow. I was introduced to the meadow after a good friend of mine decided to celebrate her birthday there. I found it to be a very peaceful, beautiful place that can be enjoyed any day of the week.
2. What are your top priorities for the area?
My top priorities for the Central area are education, safety, and job creation.
3. What's a fun fact that you would like your constituents to know about you?
I am passionate about living an active, healthy life. I want all Angelenos to have the same access to these opportunities. Each week, I spend time biking, running, hiking, dancing and swimming and make a continuous effort to maintain a well-balanced diet.