Contemporary mixed race role models

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Contemporary mixed race role models

Some of the most relevant role models for mixed race kids today would be president Barack Obama, Soledad O’Brien who’s a CNN news anchor and I like Rashida Jones, the actress, and I love telling my daughter how much she looks like Rashida Jones. They have the same hazel eyes, the same freckles, the same skin color. I particularly identify with Jennifer Beals, because when Flash Dance came out, we were the same age and America fell in love with that movie, they fell in love with her and for the first time I felt like there was a girl out there who resembled me and I resembled her. We were the same age. And I really feel a connection to her. And that was important for me. It was the first time that it ever happened to me.

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Christina Simon has a Bachelor of Political Science degree from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in urban planning from UCLA. Christina is a past winner of the prestigious California State Senate Fellowship. She is a former vice president at Fleishman-Hillard, a global public relations firm. She is the mother of a son and a daughter who attend elementary school at The Willows Community School in Culver City. Christina served as the Co-Chair of the Willows School Auction in 2007-2008 and was actively involved in the annual fundraising campaign for several years. Christina was born and raised in LA. She currently lives with her husband and two children in Coldwater Canyon.

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