Candidate for Resident Seat, 2021 - 2024
Why are you interested in serving on the WA Board of Directors?
Whittier is where I discovered the power of community and what is possible when you show up. I want to continue to show up to the many initiatives the board and I have started to make the WA a more accessible, inclusive and equitable organization.
What experiences, talents, or perspectives do you possess that you feel would be an asset to the Whittier Alliance?
I would bring consistency, leadership and insight. I would bring my ongoing commitment to creating board culture that encourages conversation and connection amidst differing perspectives, while honoring volunteers' time, identities and life juggle.
Describe any experiences you’ve had in serving the neighborhood and/or larger community. (Volunteer positions, committees, organizations, businesses, etc.)
Over the past three years I have served as a board director, the Vice Chair and now the Chair of the Whittier Alliance. I have done a variety of community organizing and event planning throughout the Twin Cities for the last decade.
Within a world riddled with injustices and disparities, the above is a big undertaking. As an organization, the Whittier Alliance is trying, failing, progressing, learning and growing in these pursuits of equity and inclusion. However big or small, how would you support these efforts as a board member?
As a white woman, I am on my own journey of understanding my whiteness and racism. I promise to be critical of myself and this organization. I am committed to allocating resources to keep the WA seeking anti-racism, anti-oppression and equity.