My upbringing as a son of immigrants and my community development background have framed my journey to engage in public service and work toward the common good. This pursuit has brought together my love for collaborative problem-solving and social action into my academic and professional life.
Areas of interest
My areas of interest involve data-driven policymaking, domestic community development, program evaluation, and rethinking public safety.
My project is a qualitative study that examines police presence, authority, and visible power through the experiences of stakeholders who engage with the Monterey Police Department’s Soft Uniform Pilot Program. The goal is to understand how perceptions of law enforcement impact public safety.