Lani listens, Lani’s here for us, and Lani knows how to get things done.

Lani’s campaign is for all of us.

 

Lani is committed to community involvement and brings a wealth of experience to her campaign. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Santa Cruz Chapter of the Sierra Club, the Community Traffic Safety Coalition, and the local chapter of the NAACP. She spent nearly 15 years managing clinical trials for biotechnology companies, an experience that gives her a proven track record of facilitating collaborations between government agencies and the private sector. She taught science at UC Davis and other colleges. Lani was a beloved Mountain Biking Coach for over 7 years. Everywhere Lani works, she’s known as a coalition builder.

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With her diplomatic and innovative approach, Lani knows how to work with networks of government agencies to get things done, while also acting as an attentive and sympathetic conduit for community voices. Lani’s instrumental role in building community support to defeat Greenway’s Measure D in 2022 proved her capacity to build large coalitions that work together to solve big problems. Lani's experience and well-deserved respect come from leading through hard conversations.

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Lani is the best choice for our community. She’s an effective leader who can bring everyone to the table. Yet, she's also a mom, a classically trained opera singer, a youth mountain biking coach, and an urban farmer deeply immersed in our community. Her commitment to finding common ground and her experience working with government agencies is exactly what we need in a local leader. With Lani as our First District Supervisor, we can be confident that our community will thrive.

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Experience Leading with Government Agencies

  • Lead Senior Clinical Research Associate, Stryker Neurovascular, working with the FDA
  • Clinical Research Associate, Anacor Pharmaceuticals
  • Clinical Research Associate / Acting Program Manager, Investigator Initiated Studies, Johnson and Johnson, Scios
  • Environmental Education Coordinator, California Department of Education
  • Community Traffic Safety Coalition, County of Santa Cruz
  • Stakeholder with the County Office of Response, Recovery, and Resilience (OR3) County Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP)
  • Stakeholder on the Housing Work Group, Caltrans
  • Stakeholder on the Equity, Engagement, and Health Work Group, Caltrans
  • Santa Cruz County Housing Element Community Stakeholder Group

 

Legislative and Advocacy Work

  • Founder and Director, Equity Transit
  • Executive Committee Member, Santa Cruz Chapter of the Sierra Club and Member of the Transportation Committee
  • Board Member & Equity Officer, Santa Cruz County Friends of the Rail & Trail
  • Delegate to the Democratic State Convention, California Democratic Party

 

Community Leadership and Volunteer Work

  • Mountain Biking Coach, Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School
  • Video Production and Grant Assistance, Little People's Repertory Theater
  • Volunteer Builder, Habitat for Humanity International
  • First Robotics Team Volunteer, Prospect High School
  • President, Buena Vista Road Association

 

This is your community. For a supervisor who truly listens and represents your community, add your name here.

 

Lani is committed to community involvement and brings a wealth of experience to her campaign. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Santa Cruz Chapter of the Sierra Club, the Community Traffic Safety Coalition, and the local chapter of the NAACP. She spent nearly 15 years managing clinical trials for biotechnology companies, an experience that gives her a proven track record of facilitating collaborations between government agencies and the private sector. She taught science at UC Davis and other colleges. Lani was a beloved Mountain Biking Coach for over 7 years. Everywhere Lani works, she’s known as a coalition builder.

Read Lani's Full Bio


With her diplomatic and innovative approach, Lani knows how to work with networks of government agencies to get things done, while also acting as an attentive and sympathetic conduit for community voices. Lani’s instrumental role in building community support to defeat Greenway’s Measure D in 2022 proved her capacity to build large coalitions that work together to solve big problems. Lani's experience and well-deserved respect come from leading through hard conversations.

See Lani's LinkedIn


Lani is the best choice for our community. She’s an effective leader who can bring everyone to the table. Yet, she's also a mom, a classically trained opera singer, a youth mountain biking coach, and an urban farmer deeply immersed in our community. Her commitment to finding common ground and her experience working with government agencies is exactly what we need in a local leader. With Lani as our First District Supervisor, we can be confident that our community will thrive.

View the Photo Gallery


Experience Leading with Government Agencies

  • Lead Senior Clinical Research Associate, Stryker Neurovascular, working with the FDA
  • Clinical Research Associate, Anacor Pharmaceuticals
  • Clinical Research Associate / Acting Program Manager, Investigator Initiated Studies, Johnson and Johnson, Scios
  • Environmental Education Coordinator, California Department of Education
  • Community Traffic Safety Coalition, County of Santa Cruz
  • Stakeholder with the County Office of Response, Recovery, and Resilience (OR3) County Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP)
  • Stakeholder on the Housing Work Group, Caltrans
  • Stakeholder on the Equity, Engagement, and Health Work Group, Caltrans
  • Santa Cruz County Housing Element Community Stakeholder Group

 

Legislative and Advocacy Work

  • Founder and Director, Equity Transit
  • Executive Committee Member, Santa Cruz Chapter of the Sierra Club and Member of the Transportation Committee
  • Board Member & Equity Officer, Santa Cruz County Friends of the Rail & Trail
  • Delegate to the Democratic State Convention, California Democratic Party

 

Community Leadership and Volunteer Work

  • Mountain Biking Coach, Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School
  • Video Production and Grant Assistance, Little People's Repertory Theater
  • Volunteer Builder, Habitat for Humanity International
  • First Robotics Team Volunteer, Prospect High School
  • President, Buena Vista Road Association

 

This is your community. For a supervisor who truly listens and represents your community, add your name here.

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