Patrice has more than 15 years of experience working with state and local government leaders including members of the California State Legislature and the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. Her roles have centered around serving as a direct liaison and local spokesperson between key stakeholders and elected officials. She is astute in developing, growing and nurturing strategic partnerships and collaborations that advance issues and causes for all parties. Patrice is well-known for being resourceful and innovative in consensus building and convening groups with aligned interests.
Patrice entered Pasadena public schools in kindergarten and left high school prepared to matriculate into the most prestigious public universities across the globe for her undergraduate and graduate studies. Her lived experience make her a stalwart champion for public education. Patrice’s investment in preserving and protecting public schools as a public benefit are reflected in her professional and personal passions. She co-chaired a successful $516.3 million school bond campaign to increase facility, technology, water and energy conservation infrastructure, and spaces that support visual/performing arts and STEAM curriculum advancements. Additionally, Patrice is committed to developing policy proposals and legislation that prioritize equity, social justice and student achievement.
Patrice is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in African American Studies and a Minor in Critical Pedagogy. She also holds a Master in Public Administration degree from the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College of New York.
Patrice serves and leads in the greater Pasadena community through a multitude of volunteer and civic organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Junior League of Pasadena, The LA Trust for Children’s Health, National Women’s Political Caucus - Greater Pasadena Area, LA County Democratic Central Committee, Mervyn Dymally African American Political & Economic Institute, IvyPAC, and the Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI).
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Patrice is a force. When it comes to political acumen, she is an unsung thought leader. Not for long though. Stay tuned…