Khalisa Bolling is passionate about building healthy communities and improving people's quality of life. She earned a Masters of Public Health from SDSU, and began her career at the City of National City. There, she managed a Lead Hazard Control Program and a Healthy Homes Program. She served as the Director of Programs for Outdoor Outreach, a non-profit that connects youth to the transformative power of the outdoors. Khalisa is currently working for UCSD in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health coordinating a research study funded by the NIH. This study investigates the efficacy of a multi-level physical activity program aimed at improving the health of older adults. In this role, she also leads a Community Advisory Board and delivers a training to empower older adults to become program leaders.
Khalisa serves as board member and chair of the advocacy committee for the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition. She is committed to advocating for infrastructure that will allow biking to become a viable transportation option for all. She also serves on the Groundwork San Diego board, a non-profit that engages businesses, residents and government officials around transforming the Chollas Creek watershed into a community asset.