As a resident of District 9 since 2008, I am a parent and active volunteer leader at our children’s zoned community public school. I bring over 15 years of mission driven nonprofit, education and social work experience and a reputation as a creative and candid, solutions-based, community team builder. I value inclusion, diversity and constituent voices.
To serve as a reflection of the way I plan to represent my constituents, I am running an all-in, transparent, independent, non-partisan, creative and grassroots campaign. To validate my voice as a fresh, collaborative perspective without debts owed to established voices - I’m capping my individual political contributions at $100.
Volunteerism & Community Engagement
District 9 MNPS School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) Co-Fundraising Chair
Volunteer Co-Lead Coach of "Marathon Kids" elementary after school, accessible running club
8 year volunteer home room parent, elementary and preschool
MNPS Parent Advisory Committee representative
Graduate of Nashville Young Leaders Council
Active Co-Chair of the Nashville Duke Women’s Forum
Founding & Active Regional Board Member of Duke Nashville
Professional Nonprofit Experience
American Red Cross
Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
Communities in Schools of Tennessee
Disability Rights Tennessee
Mental Health Association
Nashville Conflict Resolution Center
Duke University, B.A.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Masters in Social Work
Everyday optimism enhancers
Acknowledging I am an imperfect human
Breathe. Pause. Appreciate. Breathe. Repeat.
Connecting with someone outside my home
Celebrating positive moments by appreciating the why
Breaking the ice with humor
Learning something new from someone young
Writing thank you notes
Listening to and hugging our kids
Putting music / podcast / book on tape on headphones to get away
Jogging to upbeat music (now + 3 kids)
Being grateful to and for my partner, my family, my neighbors and my city.
Dreaming of doing one day
Hugging friends, holding new babies & visiting new homes
Live music and arts performances
Getting my nails done
Knowing what is going on in the world....
Sending kids back to school - or to camps - or sleepovers - and not being worried.