Dr. Sandra Salazar Files for Re-election to Cerritos Community College Board Area 6
Norwalk~Last week Dr. Sandra Salazar officially filed for re-election to the Cerritos Community College Board in Area 6 which consist of the City of Norwalk and portions of Santa Fe Springs, Cerritos and Artesia.
“I have been honored to have served our community for the last 4 years on the Cerritos Community College Board. Growing up, my parents taught me the value of hard work and the importance of giving back to my community. I was the first in my family to go to college and I recognize the vital role education plays in opening up doors to success and pathways to a brighter future. As a resident of Norwalk and a proud mother of two young children, I care deeply about the challenges we face collectively as a community, and in particular, those affecting the chances for young people to succeed,” said Dr. Sandra Salazar, Cerritos Community College Board Trustee.
Dr. Sandra Salazar is a family physician serving seniors, youth and families. She is a steadfast voice for ameliorating health disparities that plague our community such as heart disease, asthma and diabetes. The first in her family to attend college, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College in Massachusetts and a Doctorate of Medicine from Saint Louis University in Missouri. She further completed a year-long research fellowship at Mayo Medical Clinic in Minnesota where she conducted cancer research and went on to complete her medical training at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles.
Dr. Sandra Salazar has also served her community though volunteer work with:
- Downey Kiwanis, Volunteer
- Norwalk Lions Club, Past Member
- The Southern California Latino Policy Center Founding Board Member
- California State Bar Examining Committee, Former Member 2011 to 2016
Dr. Salazar served on the board of the EQUITAS Academy Charter School and has served as a mentor for the PUENTE project at Cerritos College.
Dr. Salazar is a product of public schools and grew up in South Central Los Angeles. She is the daughter of a gardener and a domestic worker who instilled in her a commitment to community, family and faith at an early age. Dr. Salazar makes her home in Norwalk, CA.
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