Berlinda Brown was elected to the governing board of the Pasadena Area Community College District in 2009 to represent Trustee Area 3, which covers Northwest Pasadena.
Before retiring, Brown worked as a health care professional for the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center for more than 30 years. She credits her frontline experience at the medical center in molding her belief in society’s need for a well-educated and career-ready workforce. This is especially true for careers that provide healthcare to working families.
An immigrant from Costa Rica, Brown first mastered English at Pasadena City College by attending night classes. She later earned an associate in arts degree at East Los Angeles College. Brown also holds a B.A. from California State University Dominguez Hills. She is committed in helping students graduate to a timely fashion for careers that help them achieve personal dreams and benefit the nation’s economy.
Brown has served on the East Arroyo Neighborhood Association Board of Directors and is currently serving on the Pasadena General Plan Update Advisory Committee. She is also a proud graduate from the Pasadena Neighborhood Leadership Institute sponsored by Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard.
She has three adult children and lives in Pasadena with her husband.