I have what it takes to be a great City Councilor
I love Newton. I am a problem solver. I enjoy being busy. I worry about things, but I am generally optimistic. I embrace the power of community. I advocate for people whose voices are not loud. I am willing to put myself out there, to take a risk. I think it is wise to learn from people who have come before me, but I don’t let it keep me from identifying what can be improved.
I learn from failures and celebrate successes.
I strive to live my life in a way that matches my ideals.
I want Newton to be a place my husband and I can spend the rest of our lives in and my children can move home to if they so choose.
I have a degree in economics and an MBA in finance and operations. I spent twelve years in banking and management consulting helping companies improve their operations and customer service.
I have spent the last fifteen years working with key Newton organizations:
- I was a PTO president at Mason-Rice and served on the PTO Council
- I co-founded the Safe Routes to School Task Force to make it safer and easier for students to walk, bike and take the bus to school
- I was appointed by Mayor Warren to the Transportation Advisory Group working along city staff to identify ways to improve transportation in the city
- I served on the League of Women Voters Newton Board
- I have been a Newton Girl Scout Leader for both of my daughters and just celebrated my fifteenth year with the Girl Scouts
- I have been president of Bike Newton for the last three years
- I have been the Chair of the Tour de Newton from the inaugural year
In these leadership roles, I have learned how to navigate City Hall in order to bring about change. I have built important relationships with elected officials and community leaders through collaboration on projects and problem-solving.
I am prepared to work hard to represent the people of Newton and to build consensus on moving Newton forward.