Sandra Thompson is currently a resident of Woodside, CA. She graduated from UC Hastings College of the Law in 2001. While at Hastings, Sandi also served as the Editor in Chief of Hastings Constitutional Quarterly (CLQ). During her summer at law school and following graduation, she worked at Fenwick & West LLC in Palo Alto as an associate in the international corporate tax arena. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Thompson worked for IBM Corporation from 1979 - 1998 in various positions. Her responsibilities ranged from sales to strategy both domestically and internationally.
Today, Sandi is a member of two non-profit boards: Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) where she is the chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and has been chair of the Development Committee. She served Teach for America Bay Area as a board member in the mid-2000s and is interested in improving the quality of education for all American youth regardless of their locale. Sandi was also the Chair of the Woodside Planning Commission, where she has served her local community from 2007- 2013. She assisted in various search committee activities leading to the appointment of Frank Wu as Chancellor of UC Hastings.
Ms. Thompson performs legal services pro bono for indigent clients and non-profits, typically in taxation.
Sandi is a native of Iowa and graduated from Buena Vista University with a BA in 1979. She and her husband, John W. Thompson, are actively involved in various philanthropic organizations, including POST, KIPP, New Schools Venture Fund, America Wetland Trust, Teach for America, Second Harvest Food Bank, Abilities United and Napa Valley Vintners. They are investors in several high technology ventures.