I have served as a prosecutor for the past 16 years. In my current assignment, I am the team leader for all case issuance as well as the team leader for all school threat cases at the juvenile division. I have reviewed and prosecuted over 200 school threat cases. I co-authored the San Diego County School Threat Protocol in 2018 which has been shared with law enforcement partners throughout California & across the country. I have testified several times before the Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees in Sacramento to call attention to school threats and how important it is for the law to recognize the severity of this conduct. I am presently serving on a Global School Safety Task Team to create a nationwide guide for law enforcement partners to assist in threat investigations. I created and chair the School Threat Assessment Team (“STAT”) which is a multi-disciplinary team that convenes to discuss challenging school threat cases. The team works collaboratively to identify resources to assist a juvenile in need while taking any necessary steps to ensure public safety. I had the honor of being a delegate at the World Anti-Bullying Forum in Ireland as I continue to learn & incorporate best practices to prevent school violence.