As former director of communications at Northeastern University’s College of Science, I had the opportunity to use my creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to help develop a strong and strategic foundation for a new college. This required collaboration, leadership, integrity and the ability to navigate difficult conversations.
These are the skills that will be instrumental when building coalitions and bridges to advocate for legislation that will impact our district and state, while protecting some of our most vulnerable populations.
The vision and foresight often associated with entrepreneurship are qualities I will bring to this office. As a progressive Democrat, I support priorities such as LGBTQIA+ rights; providing quality services to veterans; fighting for and protecting communities from racism; preserving women’s reproductive rights; supporting our public schools and teachers; focusing on sustainable solutions for our environment; advocating for universal healthcare; and pursuing resources to address the opioid crisis.
Change like this will require more than voting the right way. I am prepared to lead with vision and creativity to ensure the causes we all believe in are addressed and defended. Our district has the infrastructure to lead groundbreaking legislative initiatives that will not only benefit Arlington and Medford, but also provide opportunity and equity across the Commonwealth.
I am the proud mom of a 9-year-old who attends Thompson Elementary, an active member of the community, a soccer coach and a volunteer for Jane Doe Inc., an organization that advocates for victims of domestic and sexual abuse. As a natural stakeholder in the district, addressing issues such as affordable childcare, housing and transportation challenges and creating economic growth through innovation and technology initiatives will be paramount to ensuring the continued growth of our district.