- Party: Democratic
- Occupation: Director, East Bay Regional Park District
- Bachelors of Science, UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources, Masters of Education, UC Berkeley School of Educatio
- Member of the California State Democratic Party Women's Caucus
- Executive Board Member, National Women's Political Caucus - Alameda North
- Founded ICLEI‐Local Governments for Sustainability + membership association with over 600 cities worldwide.
- Introduced Berkeley's styrofoam ban and 50% recycling goal, making Berkeley the first city in the nation to set these goals.
- Launched Cities for Climate Protection ‐ national movement of cities working to stop global warming; led Mayor's