Sandra Schuster has been a San Mateo County resident since 1961 and is the mother of 2 daughters and grandmother of 5 girls. She has personally benefited from the educational opportunities offered in San Mateo County and earned her Masters Degree from Notre Dame de Namur University. She has been in private practice as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Vocational Consultant in San Mateo since 1978, providing services to a diverse population throughout the county. Many of her clients manifest disabilities and she assists them with plan development and return to work issues. She assists divorcing women with vocational planning. Sandra is also a volunteer mediator with Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, where her primary interest has been in mediating juvenile dependency and child visitation and custody matters.