Bringing Brooklyn Together
My advocacy work began over 25 years ago when, as a newly elected Preschool PTA president, I stood before City Council and asked that a community committee be formed to help renovate Memorial Park when the City was awarded federal grant funds. Through that project, I realized the impact an individual can make on their community. Throughout the years, I've worked with many committees, organizations, and campaigns helping to better our community.
In 2000, I joined the teaching staff at Brooklyn City Schools working as a Title 1 teacher, then as a first grade teacher, and now as a second grade teacher. I love being part of our school community and working with Brooklyn's students and families.
The first year of my City Council term was during the heart of the COVID pandemic. With most city buildings closed and only virtual city meetings, I had the unexpected time to learn how City Council functions and catch up on priorities already in place.
I've been fortunate to represent City Council on the Planning Commission over the last four years, which helped me understand the zoning code and see first-hand what changes were needed to continue welcoming desirable businesses and encouraging housing updates to meet the needs of current residents, as well as welcoming new ones. I currently serve on the Safety and Environmental committee as the Chair. I hope to continue growing and learning so that I can best serve our City and our residents. I feel privileged to have served my first term and hope to continue my work for Brooklyn residents.