I was born and raised in the greater Milwaukee area, and am a long time resident of Bay View.
From 2001-06, I studied education and finance at the University of Northern Colorado where I volunteered with The New Voter Project by registering college students to vote. My years spent in Colorado were formative in shaping my political perspective, and have given me an idea how we can implement similar legislation here in Wisconsin.
During my 21 years in the workforce, I’ve worn many hats — my favorite being a library assistant at the Weld Children’s Library in Colorado, where I helped with program planning, general administrative work, and led storytime reading programs for young children. After moving back to Wisconsin, I went on to work in the private sector as an investment operations specialist at Northwestern Mutual. I have since left my full-time job to immerse myself in this candidacy, learning about the needs of my neighbors and local businesses.
I’ve spent the last 14 years of my adult life living in the 14th district and I believe there is something to be said about the uniqueness of our neighborhood. Whether it’s the abundance of local businesses or the wealth of historical landmarks, I want to support and preserve the quirky and intimate culture our district has worked so hard to build.
I am not a politician by trade, and I have no intention of using this seat to leverage my career. My departure from Northwestern Mutual, while nerve wracking, has allowed for the welcome return to the type of work I’ve always been passionate about – community-driven selfless service. When I’m not rock climbing, gardening, or reading, I am spreading awareness about the importance of Monarchs and other pollinators, or working with kids on their Lego Robotics at Bay View Montessori— I am passionate about encouraging girls and young women to get involved in male-dominated fields like STEM and engineering in general.
At the end of the day, the city touches us more in our daily lives than anything else. I am running out of frustration with the political culture that has been set by our long-term politicians. I want to bring fresh blood, a new vision, and political reform to our district. If I can look back and think, “I listened, I contributed, I helped make a difference” that would be enough for me. I invite you to reach out to me with questions or concerns, thoughts or shared sentiments, by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– A long-time resident of Bay View
– The only grassroots progressive running for alderperson in the Spring 2020 elections
– A leader in financial management
– Limiting big-box housing developments
– Creation of dog parks and bike routes
– Municipal & green space improvements
– Expansion of public transit options
– Pothole management & lead-free homes