Succinctly: I’m a nerd.
To elaborate: Most of my advocacy, research, and communications tend to pivot around intersectional social justice, housing (land use), homelessness, our punitive systems (financial and carceral), transportation (transit), and mitigating the climate crisis.
I began as a full-time journalist for about four years. Then I left the industry with both sadness and relief because the industry doesn’t really value its workers—evident in pay, healthcare, and hours. But it was through community journalism that I became to know and love our incredibly complex city and all its communities.
I felt my route in journalism involved the moment legalities, systems and policies touch people’s everyday lives. I make sure any job I take does the same.
We must work to create a world transformed by
- Collective community care;
- Abolition (zero cages);
- Wealth redistribution / zero billionaires / taxing the rich;
- Affordable housing for all;
- Free, accessible, frequent, and reliable transit for all; and
- Sustainable living where every person, animal, and plant thrives.