Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Sabrina D. Ashjian, 39, of Fresno, has been appointed to the Cannabis Control Appeals Panel. Ashjian has been a deputy district attorney at the Fresno County District Attorney's Office in the Consumer Fraud and Environmental Protection Unit since 2015. She was an associate at Stammer, McKnight, Barnum and Bailey LLP from 2014 to 2015, a public defender at the Fresno County Public Defender's Office from 2010 to 2014 and an attorney at the Amin Law Group Ltd. from 2009 to 2010. Ashjian is a member of Central California Legal Services, National Women’s Political Caucus of California, California Women Lawyers, Fresno County Women Lawyers, and the Fresno County Bar Association. Ashjian earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law, a Master of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Pepperdine University Business School. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $147,778. Ashjian is a Democrat.
Diandra Bremond, 29, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the Cannabis Control Appeals Panel. Bremond has been an adjunct lecturer at the University of Southern California School of Social Work since 2018 and director of trauma-informed youth development at the Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade since 2012. Bremond earned a Doctor of Education degree in organizational leadership and a Master of Public Policy degree in economics from Pepperdine University. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $147,778. Bremond is a Democrat.
Adrian Carpenter, 35, of Plumas Lake, has been appointed to the Cannabis Control Appeals Panel. Carpenter has been a deputy legal affairs secretary in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and adjunct faculty at Cosumnes River College since 2017. She served as a deputy city attorney in the Sacramento City Attorney’s Office from 2014 to 2017 and as a deputy district attorney in the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office from 2012 to 2014, where she was a law clerk in 2011. Carpenter was a judicial extern for the Honorable Saundra B. Armstrong at the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California in 2010 and a certified law clerk at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office from 2009 to 2010. She was a certified law clerk at the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office in 2009, a summer associate at Coblentz, Patch, Duffy and Bass LLP in 2008 and a Capital Fellows Program judicial administration fellow at the Sacramento County Superior Court from 2006 to 2007. She is president of the Wiley W. Manuel Bar Association and a member of the California Bar Foundation, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and A.C.E. Carpenter earned a Master of Public Administration degree from California State University, Northridge and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco, School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $147,778. Carpenter is a Democrat.