Dr. Aminoff, a longtime Santa Monica resident has served as professor of sociology in the Los Angeles Community College District. She also teaches thematic autobiography at the U.S.C. Emeriti College. She developed the Encore Program for lifelong learning at Pierce College. Dr. Aminoff has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Santa Monica College since 2004, serving twice as Board Chair. She also serves on the board of the Broad Stage for the Performing Arts. Dr. Aminoff received her B.A. degree in sociology from State University of New York at Stony Brook; her Master’s and Ph.D. in Gerontology and Sociology from the University of Southern California.