I love being a part of the organizations and institutions that make Brooklyn special. I have served as a board member of Community Board 2, the Brooklyn Public Library, IMPACCT (an affordable housing and tenant organizing group), and more. I now work at St. Nicks Alliance, a 45-year-old community based organization in Williamsburg, where we run job training and placement programs, provide early childhood and afterschool programs, offer quality senior services, and organize and empower tenants.
Since college, I have rented four different apartments over 11 years across Greenpoint. I currently live with my girlfriend in an apartment in one of our neighborhood’s quintessential clapboard buildings on Lorimer Street. I believe deeply in the DIY ethos of our community and I know that no problem, whether big or small, fixes itself - you have to roll up your sleeves and fight with everything you've got. This has been especially true since COVID hit. I’ve set up multiple food distribution initiatives each week at public housing developments and joined regular park clean-ups across our community to work with others to respond to our new normal.
Being your Council Member would be the most important job I ever hold. It would be my honor to lift up our community and fight like hell alongside you to realize the district we deserve.