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 is a member of the local NAACP chapter. 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.