Thank you for taking the time to learn more about who I am and why I feel I am the best candidate! As a dedicated and hard working mom of 6 children (ages 10-30), I know the importance of a strong, diverse, clean, safe, healthy and active community. As a first generation American and lifelong resident of District 5, I have fought to make our neighborhoods better for all residents by working to improve our schools, volunteering in community programs, collaborating with local businesses, and serving those who are struggling and in need. I believe it is crucial that we elect leaders who truly understand the community they represent and have the capability of providing BALANCED leadership. As a witness and participant of the changes and growth in our city, my historical knowledge and personal experiences have given me the unique lens to truly understand the struggles families face raising their children in Boston.
I live in the house I grew up in, now for almost 50 years! I have been actively involved my entire life, as a "neighborhood kid" , student, parishioner, volunteer, coach, organizer, leader, advocate but most importantly as a mom. I have been advocating for my 6 children who have all come through or are still in Boston Public Schools.
While as a young adult after graduating from St. Clare High School in Roslindale, I had big dreams to work for NASA. So I went to Bridgewater State University to achieve my degree in Aviation Science. As many know, sometimes "life happens" and you follow a different course. I became a single mom of 11 years before I met my husband. After I married and built upon my family, we made the decision that my time would best be spent at home with my children, advocating for a quality education, and building community so we could enjoy our life here in Boston.
Why Run For City Council? ...
I’m running for this seat because I am truly worried about our future and that of District 5 as it’s more important than ever to have someone with historical knowledge, common sense, and balanced leadership on the Boston City Council.
As a BPS parent, education advocate, and community activist, I believe and will fight to ensure that every Bostonian has access to great schools in their community, safe and clean neighborhoods, and effective, responsive City services that improve their daily lives.
I have been MAKING IT HAPPEN in our schools for the past 13 years. As a mom of six Boston Public School students, I have the knowledge and the personal stake in our schools that is needed to help our kids thrive.
I have been MAKING IT HAPPEN in our community my entire life! As part of a family who was raised in the tradition of giving, it was only natural that once I aged out of a program, I then turned around and became a volunteer for those who came after me. When I wanted something for my family or community that didn't exist, I simply found a way to create it and MAKE IT HAPPEN!