Alecia Burkett, Community Director-Elect

How many years have you been in the league:

5 years

Why you joined JLLA:

I met another current member, Lorraine Sarles, at a bar review course.  We were both new to Los Angeles, and she persuaded me to join.  I’m glad she did!

Best advice anyone ever gave you: 

“Don’t take any wooden nickels.”  My late grandfather told me this every time I left his house.  It’s a reminder to analyze what you hear before believing it.

Other organizations you volunteer with: 

I used to volunteer at Hollygrove, a former JLLA project partner, before becoming an employee.  I’ve also represented children at their IEP meetings through Alliance for Children’s Rights.

Best leadership advice you have for others:

Acknowledge others for a job well done.