A History of Public Service
"I am from a family of working class public servants. My maternal grandfather, Wilfred Pelletier, served in the New Hampshire State Legislature; my mother, Paulette, was PTA President; both my paternal grandfather and my brother served in the Marine Corps. Growing up, my siblings and I were all taught to "do what you can for whom you can, when you can."
I attended public schools until 9th grade, when I earned a scholarship to Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH. I then worked my way through the University of New Hampshire, earning a BA in Environmental & Resource Economics. In 1999 I moved to Orange County to pursue my PhD in Political Science, with a focus on public policy at UC, Irvine. I worked in several local nonprofit organizations serving children and families. In 2007, I founded my company, Ersoylu Consulting, dedicated to planning, policy and metrics for social service organizations.
At my firm, in addition to helping hundreds of nonprofit organizations and foundations make a measurable impact, I have also gained experience in business operations and, "signing the front of the checks". I promise to be as diligent and thoughtful about every penny of the taxpayer money as I am with my own business' funds.
I am ready to get to work for you. We need a public education system that works for all children. With nearly 20 years in the social services sector, I know what it takes to build consensus, analyze data and take action to get things done."