I was diagnosed with dyslexia when I was in first grade and saw advocacy up close and personal as my mother went before a 20-person school board to push for testing and tutoring in the classroom. After living in the area for a while and realizing that the parents weren’t being heard by the school board in Harrisburg, Pa., I decided to run for the board and served two years to make sure parents' voices were heard and to improve the academic standards.
My time on the school board showed me that amplifying the voices of the community is one of the most effective ways to create change. I have worked on many campaigns for elected officials whose No. 1 priority was education funding. I am happy to bring my skills of communicating that message to the areas of the state that haven’t had a voice in the past.
My role at Stand for Children Massachusetts is to magnify the stories of our parents, grandparents and guardians throughout the state so that their representatives understand the needs of their communities.
I started my career off wanting to be in sports broadcasting, and even though I haven’t lived in the New England region for long, I am big Celtics fan. I listen to many different podcasts about our world and how to make it a better place.