MEET SUDHA

"If you always do what you've always done, you will always get what you always got."
    -Ed Foreman
I have been a resident of Cupertino for the past 16 years and have raised two children in CUSD schools; I have had the pleasure of participating as an active parent volunteer in various school programs such as the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), PTA Reflections, and Project Cornerstone. I have also sought to impact our local community further by founding and building a dance school in Cupertino for the past 15 years– teaching over 1000 students to be great dancers as well as strong leaders. In that same vein, my experience as an engineering leader in the Silicon Valley for the past 19 years has inspired me to organize and lead conferences to inspire and bring together more than 1500 women leaders in tech. My varying passions and projects have amplified the importance of a well-rounded education for children with a healthy mix of liberal arts as well as STEM and have given me the experience to implement that in CUSD. Beyond this, I have also amassed administrative experience through my service on the CUSD citizen advisory committee, Fine Arts Commissioner for City of Cupertino and as Board member for DeAnza Lions Club International.

Administrative Experience

1. Fine Arts Commissioner for city of Cupertino , Vice Chair

2. CUSD Citizen Advisory Committee Member

Community Leadership:

1. Board member for De Anza Lions Club International

2. Founder, VerveCon: Women tech leadership conference with 1500 attendees 
3. Founder: CUSD Citizen focus group 
4. Founder: Youth For Change Program - Leadership program for kids
5. Chair for  Ride4Diabetes fundraiser


Involvement with Kids

1. Dance Teacher for over 1000 kids for the last 15 years (Dance School)

2. Chair for school PTA programs like Project Cornerstone, Reflections 

3. Initiated a student buddy program to help each other( More than 200 signups

Professional and Personal Background:
1. 19 years of Engineering Leadership experience working at Google and Microsoft

2. Homeowner and Resident of Cupertino for 16 years

3. Parent of two kids in CUSD schools