A proud native of California’s 4th District.
Regina is a proud native of California’s 4th District. Her family has lived in Roseville since 1984. Regina grew up playing in Maidu Park, attending the local public schools, and camping in the Sierra Nevada mountains. She also worked part-time as a softball umpire, ice cream scooper, sandwich-maker, and retail salesperson.
Regina is a graduate of Granite Bay High School, where she was class valedictorian. (Go Grizzlies!) She went on to earn her BA from Stanford University.
After 9/11, Regina became a Foreign Service Officer for the US Department of State. She served in Washington, DC and Latin America. Regina issued and denied visas, led visa fraud investigations, and worked to keep us safe from terrorism and organized crime. If elected, Regina would be the only former consular officer in Congress. She also speaks Spanish fluently.
When Regina returned to the US, she earned her PhD from Yale University, and she became a tenure-track professor at MIT. In her academic career, Regina has continued to work on security issues, including post-conflict reconstruction, military policing, and military strategy during civil wars. Her most recent published work analyzes how militaries work with and train civilians and militia members. Regina has received several awards for her research and for her mentoring of undergraduate students.
Regina is married to Vivek Krishnamurthy, and they have three young children. Together with her family, Regina enjoys visiting Roseville’s excellent libraries, biking around our community, and playing in our region’s beautiful parks. You can often spot her out and about with her family at local festivals, concerts, and farmers markets — as well as the grocery store! Feel free to stop by and say hi anytime.