My husband, Brian and I have been residents of Southeast Lansing for nearly 30 years. Our five children received a quality education through Lansing Public schools where our family has been heavily involved for over 25 years.
For almost 22 years, I have been employed at Michigan State University as a proud union member of the Michigan Education Association (MEA). Since 2009, I have worked for The Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, an office dedicated to connecting and engaging the university with the Greater Lansing area and other communities around the state and world. My primary responsibilities include developing Global Engaged Learning opportunities for undergraduates, creating local opportunities for international students to engage in service, and advising Alternative Spartan Breaks that sends hundreds of students during breaks to serve with communities to address array of social issues.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a minor in International Business from Northwood University and Master of Science in Administration with a concentration in Leadership from Central Michigan University.
I have proudly served as a Lansing City Council Member since 2010, working through the great recession and supporting decisions that have made Lansing a strong, vibrant, and welcoming city.
Record of Service
Two years into the Great Recession, Lansing was facing steep challenges to its success. The city’s funding was slashed, and we had little money to spare to combat the high unemployment rate or maintain the programs that kept our community strong.
Having been active in the community throughout the decline, I stepped up to serve the community. After going from door-to-door and working directly with residents to craft solutions, I was elected to serve Southeast Lansing in 2010.
It’s been tough over the last 8 years. But the decisions that we’ve made as a community have brought us closer together and spurred our recovery. We’re stronger than ever. Unemployment rates are lowest in 15 years. Property values are rapidly increasing. People have heard about Lansing’s successes, and as a result we’ve had 4 straight years of population growth.
With your approval, I’d like to continue our growth. With my Council experience and strong community engagement, I am the best choice for Ward 2. I look forward to working with you for the next 4 years.