“As a resident of Lawrence, Massachusetts for the past 3 years – I reside in Washington Mills, and have been involved/attended a number of community organizing events including: National Night Out, ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women’ with our YMCA, EforAll events and pitch contests, Comcast Cares Days, Glow and Spicket River Clean-Up events with Groundwork Lawrence, as well as an original member of the Common Sage writing group.
My interests in expanding and reinvigorating historic manufacturing cities has led me to engage in, and be aware of efforts and conversations with the newly developed Lawrence Partnership. I have also hosted two American-made Magazine Holiday Pop-up Shops at El Taller and at the Everett Mills – bringing together both local and national American-made brands to encourage local economic building efforts.
I was employed with Lawrence Community Works for my first year and a half as the Financial Stability Center Manager, and am now the Director of Marketing and Volunteerism with Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity. I have also served as a substitute teacher within the Lawrence Public Schools. My ongoing interests, after having completed by degree four years ago, has been a focused conversation around community, cultural, and economic development in communities like Lawrence, MA.
Lawrence is a microenvironment of all the challenges, as well as extraordinary opportunities for imagination and cultural celebration, combined with rich history, and economic development prospects all in one US city.
I am very interested in the developing visioning for the City of Lawrence, and in my role as a participant on the Citizens Advisory Committee, I would like to support the Redevelopment Authority with creating a space for conversation that is as transparent as possible on projects in the pipeline, as well as getting our community engaged in contributing to re-imagining the direction Lawrence may take- from an economic, housing, educational, cultural, and FUN perspective.”