Meet Shali


Meet Shali

As a dedicated advocate for children and families, I believe in a systems-level approach to addressing societal inequities. I have done community development work in New Orleans, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area for a variety of target populations. My perspective includes addressing issues of social justice, racism, classism, and social determinants of health. As a school board member and commissioner on the Juvenile Justice Commission, I believe in addressing the whole child, and working with children and families wherever they are in the continuum of education, mental and physical health and wellness, and socio-economic and cultural integration. I firmly believe that public education is a pillar of our democracy, and like our democracy, must be protected and nurtured.

Public & Community Service

  • Board President, Los Altos School District Board of Trustees - 2021

  • Governing Board Member, Los Altos School District Board of Trustees - 2018-present

  • Commissioner, Santa Clara County Juvenile Justice Commission (Chair, Equity & Justice Committee; Member, Education Committee) - 2019-present

  • Board Member, Mountain View Los Altos Community Foundation - 2022 - present

  • Board Member, Asian Pacific Islander School Board Members Association - 2021 - present

  • Board Member, Community Health Awarness Council (CHAC) - 2018-2021

  • Co-Chair, Los Altos Community Coalition - 2017-2019

  • President, Los Altos Mountain View PTA Council - 2017-18

  • Member of Executive Board, Los Altos Mountain View PTA Council - 2015-2018

  • Member of Steering Committee, Los Altos Forward - 2017-19

  • Vice Chair and Member, Citizens Advisory Commitee for Finance - 2016 - 2018

  • Co-chair, Keep Los Altos Schools Strong (Measures N and GG) - 2014-2018

  • Various Leadership Positions, Almond Elementary School, Almond PTA, Almond Site Council - 2008 - 2016

Academic Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Barnard College, Class of 1995

  • Master in Public Health, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Class of 1998