Shani moved to Southern California in 1978 to attend high school. For an immigrant girl from distant shore, the United States was a place of hope. It was a place where dreams were realized. It was a place where she could work hard, and become a leader in her community.

Shani graduated from Azusa Pacific University with degrees in Social Science and Business. In1984, she met and married her husband, an engineer who lived in OC. Orange County became the home of their dreams.

After starting her own childcare business, while raising their two children, Shani decided to return to school to earn another degree–this time, in education. Teaching in the Capistrano Unified School District taught her many things, not the least of which was the idea and importance of a strong education for the children of Orange County. Shani owes her dedication and resilience to the education she received here in California, and she knows too well how paramount a child’s education can be.

For the next 20 years, Shani started numerous businesses in Orange County including a multimedia company where she managed 600 events a year and an event marketing firm hosting large trade shows and creating sold out nights for the only OC men’s soccer team. Most recently, Shani, founded two successful and prominent Chambers of Commerce in Orange County and Los Angeles. She has led large scale operations, has managed budgets and developed the skills and connections to know how to get things done.

Since 2015, Shani has been working as a business consultant helping local small business owners connect and market themselves to elevate their business.

Laguna Niguel has been Shani’s home for the last 17 years. Her family is here; their lives are here. Shani is running for the city council in Laguna Niguel to preserve and protect her amazing community and to preserve and protect the strengthening middle class values here in Orange County.

Shani has been fortunate enough to raise her family here in Laguna Niguel; and she is passionate about making Laguna Niguel an even greater home for all future generations to come.

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