I am an attorney, an educator at Front Range Community College, and an activist. I also am mom to 3 kids, 1 dog and 1 cat, a new puppy, and have been married for 22 years. I graduated from Stanford University in 1995 with a BA in Psychology, and earned my JD from Notre Dame Law School, magna cum laude, in 2000.
As an attorney: I gravitate towards jobs that allow me to advocate for the most vulnerable among us; I’ve dedicated my professional career to fighting for asylum seekers, individuals with disabilities, survivors of domestic violence, abused children, and elderly persons.
As an activist: I’ve dedicated my most recent efforts to fighting for gun violence prevention, obtaining flood mitigation where it’s urgently needed, preserving our democracy, and getting women and people of color elected to office.
As an educator: I encourage students to seek out knowledge, to always consider ways in which our current systems can be improved, to lean into the hard questions, to ask for help when road blocks are encountered, and to patiently work through the thorny problems. I seek to do the same in my personal and professional life.
As a mom: I’m imperfect. I try to let my kids know they are loved and that I am proud of them, and to make amends as quickly as I can when I fall short. They’re unique, awesome individuals; I feel lucky to share this journey with them.
Boulder’s Best Days Lie Ahead
I'm running for Boulder City Council because I am passionate about local politics, and seek to make positive contributions to the city I love and proudly call home. Even though we are living through some trying times, both locally and nationally, I am committed to ensuring that we come out the other side of our current struggles better than we went in.
To get there on the local level, Boulder needs leaders who will embrace and emphasize facts, data, and transparency. Issues ranging from housing opportunities to flood mitigation to 5G tech all require us to face facts head on.
We are at a historic crossroads in terms of our global climate crisis and our country’s social justice inequities. Remarkably, though, we are also in a time of unprecedented awareness around these issues, and we are fortunate to live in a community that is collaborative and innovative in problem-solving. I am running for City Council because I believe we can turn our problems into opportunities.