I serve as City Councilor for Ward 5 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. See my political website here.
I sit on the Rhode Island State Housing Appeals Board (SHAB).
Along with my students and the editors at RIFuture, I founded and direct The Prison Op-Ed Project, a program teaching writing skills and civic engagement to students living in Rhode Island state prisons.
-Read the series introduction here.
-Read the Op-Eds here.
-Read coverage of the project here, here, and here.
-I spoke on the Prison Op-Ed Project at Providence TEDx on April 9, 2016. Watch the video here.
I was a 2015-2016 Fellow at the Women's Policy Institute, the flagship program of the Women's Fund of Rhode Island, part of a coalition working to repeal the so-called "tampon tax" in Rhode Island. See press here, here, here, and here. The tax was repealed in 2019.
Along with a colleague on the City Council, I co-organize Crash Pawtucket, a monthly gathering to promote small business and civic engagement in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. See coverage of our kickoff event here.
I was the state environmental coordinator for the Rhode Island Progressive Democrats of America from 2015-2017.
I co-founded the Epic Skill Swap, a skill sharing and building festival focused on creating a healthier and more habitable world.
My other climate work has been focused around college and university divestment (read coverage here). Additionally, I have been heavily involved in organizing #NOXL, the movement against the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. Read an interview here.