I am running for the Portland School Board in District 2 for the West End, Parkside, Libbytown and St. John. I earned a B.A. in political science at the University of Southern Maine in 2010, and have been active in local community and activism throughout the state. I am an educational technician III at a Maine public school, a member of the West End Neighborhood Association, and have lived in the West End since 2008. As a graduate of Maine public schools, I am aware of the challenges facing youth regarding employment and opportunity in the state. My campaign focus is on implementing experiential garden-to-table initiatives at all Portland schools, fixing leaks and limiting chemical hazards in school infrastructure, supporting vocational opportunities, and the arts and music at all grade levels.