California State Senator Monique Limón
Schooled Radio is honored to have Senator Monique Limón as our guest for this episode. She is a passionate advocate for education, as well as being a graduate of the Santa Barbara Unified School District prior to attending UC Berkeley, and Columbia. She was elected to the Senate in November 2020 and represents the 19th Senate district that includes all of Santa Barbara County and over half of Ventura County.
Born and raised in the 19th district, Monique has worked continuously to serve her community as an educator, leader, and an advocate for causes advancing the quality of life in her community. Before the State Senate, Monique served as the Assemblymember for District 37th. Serving four years in the State Assembly, Monique Chaired the Banking and Finance Committee and was the Vice-Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus.
For Monique, education has always been a priority. A UC Berkeley graduate with a Masters degree from Columbia University, Monique served two terms on the Santa Barbara Unified School Board and as Assistant Director for the McNair Scholars Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara prior to serving in the Senate. Monique has worked with countless local students at Santa Barbara City College and UCSB as an advisor and mentor to help them achieve their professional and academic goals through higher education.
Bit of music you may notice: Yo La Tengo, "Georgia Vs. Yo La Tengo," Archers of Loaf, "Step into the Light," The Politicians featuring McKinley Jackson, "Free Your Mind."
This episode first aired on 91.9 KCSB-FM on November 11, 2021.