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Since 2022, it has been my honor to serve as your Trustee on the Fresno Unified School Board, and I’m more committed than ever to continue serving our Fresno High region and all Fresno Unified families.


My mission is to ensure that all students are extended the same learning opportunities I had as a student in Fresno Unified. 

When I first ran two years ago, I told you my priorities would include: 

  • Putting students, teachers, and parents at the center of district decisions; 

  • Creating Community Schools that meet the needs of our most vulnerable students; and 

  • Ensuring that finances are not a barrier for any student’s college and career ambitions. 

 As a trustee, I am proud to say that I have:

  • Championed Fresno Unified’s implementation of State funding for Community Schools. By next year, 19 schools will receive funding to provide comprehensive, wraparound supports for students and families;

  • Secured funding to bring innovative transportation, student food and resource pantries, and other basic needs supports that increase student attendance and academic outcomes; and 

  • Passed a resolution to dramatically increase student enrollment in CalKIDS, which offers at least $500 in free College Savings Accounts. 



I was born and raised in the Fresno High School area and am a proud graduate of Fresno Unified schools. From working for years with a national organization supporting principals leading high-poverty schools, getting my own graduate degree in Sociology of Education, and teaching for the past five years at Fresno State, I have spent my career in public education. While I am proud of the progress made these past two years, there is so much more to be done. I would be honored to have your support and the opportunity to keep building the Fresno Unified we need and deserve.

In addition to my role as Trustee on the Fresno Unified School Board, I am a proud educator in the Sociology Department at Fresno State and co-Director of the University’s Center for Community Voices. Under my leadership, I have helped raise more than $1 million from philanthropy for the recent launch of Fresno’s first-ever Guaranteed Basic Income program, which will provide a monthly $500 supplemental income for one year to selected families with young children in two of Fresno County’s highest poverty zip codes. As former Deputy Director of Faith in the Valley, I also led and organized successful campaigns to address slum housing and reduce gun violence in Fresno.

I would be honored to have your support November 5, 2024 and the opportunity to keep building the Fresno Unified we need and deserve. 

About Andy
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