Engaged public service is in my blood.
My parents were public servants: my mom was a special education teacher at a public school for 35 years and for more than 30 years, my dad ran a community nonprofit that connected low-income residents with much-needed services.
Our family’s conversations around the dinner table often focused on the challenges faced by residents in our community and the programs, solutions, and legislation that could help create a better future. I learned that although life can be unjust, a caring community and support system has the power to make all the difference.
They taught me to be involved, engaged, and of service to my community — a lesson that has stayed with me throughout my life.
At the University of Rhode Island, I majored in journalism with minors in economics and political science so that I could use the power of storytelling to create positive change in communities. After graduation, I began a career in digital media and now work at MIT with individuals and groups to share their unique perspectives with a greater audience and hopefully, allow readers to forge connections and even shift attitudes and behaviors. In addition, I often volunteer and advocate for causes and candidates important to me — those fighting for a fair future for all citizens.
For the past five years, I have volunteered as a mentor with the Read to a Child program, working with public school children who benefit from additional reading time. I also volunteer my time as a member of Medford’s Energy and Environment Committee, advocating for a green and sustainable future for the city.
As a city councilor, I want to engage our community members to create a stronger Medford for all. I will push for community-led development, smart support of our infrastructure, protection of the green space that makes Medford so unique, and strong investment in our future.
I live in West Medford with my husband Jeff and our rescue pit bull, Greta. You can usually find us exploring the Fells or the rest of Medford on foot. Stop us and say “hi!” I’d love to meet you and hear your story — and your ideas about the future we share in Medford.