I was raised to believe that after family, community is the most important thing. As a result, most of my work focuses on how to protect communities, whether from flood, or water shortage, or other limitation. This devotion to the community carries over into my free time where I am an active Jewish community leader. My current passion is the Shalom School of Sacramento, a K-6 Jewish day school where I am president of the Board. Past leadership includes three terms as president of the Jewish Community Foundation of the West, two terms as president of Hillels at Davis and Sacramento, and Chair of Young Leadership Division of Jewish Federation.