Vaishali “Shali” Sirkay moved to the Bay Area from New York City in 2002, and has lived in Los Altos since 2007. She has one child who will be heading off to college in 2022. She holds a Master of Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Barnard College at Columbia University. Ms. Sirkay has a long history of being active in both her local community and in Santa Clara County. A lifelong Democrat, she serves as the Vice President & Program Director of the Peninsula Democratic Coalition. She is currently an elected board member to the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees (President of the Board in 2021). She is a commissioner on the Santa Clara County Juvenile Justice Commission, where she sits on several committees and co-chairs the Equity and Justice Committee. Ms. Sirkay is committed to supporting the health, safety and wellbeing of children and families in Santa Clara County. I believe in supporting the AAPI community of students, families, staff and teachers. I had a great experience working on the Ethnic Studies Curriculum last year and I appreciate the policy work that APISBMA engages in.