Born and raised in Burbank, Sharis graduated from Burbank High School. She studied Economics at UC Irvine, graduating at the top of her class.
From a young age, Sharis knew she wanted to positively impact the only place she’s known as home. After receiving an education in the social sciences, she recognized that policy provided her with an opportunity to achieve her goal.
Sharis loves giving back to her community. She spends her time as a teacher, helping struggling students excel in their classes. When she’s not in the classroom, Sharis volunteers with the Armenian youth organization, Homenetmen, as their Troop Leader, where she teaches her group of 20 young girls the importance of volunteering in your community.
Sharis is a natural born leader. During her time at UC Irvine, she was elected by her peers to be the school’s Mock Trial President. Under her leadership UC Irvine became recognized as one of the best trial advocacy teams in the nation.
By working as an educator for the past five years, including last year at Burbank Unified, Sharis discovered how severely underfunded our city’s schools are. Important student programs are being cut, teachers and staff are underpaid, and our children are not getting the attention and education they deserve. This inspired her to run for City Council in hopes of implementing meaningful budget changes and policies that would better not only our schools, but our city.
As COVID-19 hampers our economy, it is increasingly important that our elected officials are prepared to create the best financial policies. As someone with a background in economics and years of experience in leadership roles, you can be sure that Sharis will be the right person to fight for you.