Veronica grew up in Sun Valley, moved to Sylmar for 10 years with her husband and 3-year-old daughter and now lives in Santa Clarita. She is also a proud stepmom to two special needs boys. She has a bachelor’s degree from UCLA in Geography and Environmental Studies and a master’s in urban planning from UCLA as well. She has experience working in government sector interning at the housing department for the City of LA and the private sector doing GIS work and writing EIR’s, but her ideal job has been working for Pacoima Beautiful. At Pacoima Beautiful she is able to serve the community she grew up in, while using her skills learned at UCLA. She served as a City of Los Angeles Planning Commissioner for five years and was currently appointed to the SCAQMD. She also has the honor of sitting on the Measure W – Watershed Council for the Upper LA River and the Measure A Oversight Committee.