Kathryn Barger chaired the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors last year, putting her at the forefront of the response to the coronavirus crisis. Under her leadership, the county set up 180 testing sites and tested 4.3 million people. She began her career in public service as a college intern in the office of former Supervisor Michael Antonovich and rose to the position of chief deputy in 2001. She held that title until her election as a supervisor in 2016. She serves on the boards of Metrolink and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. BEST ADVICE: When I first started working for the county as an intern, my dad told me to show kindness and respect to everyone I met, no matter their title or position. FAVORITE BOOK: “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. BUCKET LIST: Hike El Camino de Santiago again.