I’m Luukia Smith and I’m an accounting technician at El Camino
College, where I have worked as a classified employee for 30
years. For more than half that time I also led the El Camino
Classified Employees, AFT Local 6142, but stepped down earlier
this year after I was elected to head the CFT Council of
My family is from Hawaii. I love the laid-back island culture,
and my leadership style is pretty informal, but “laid back” and
“informal” do not mean I’m a pushover. Far from it.