I can't tell you how proud I am to have been born and raised in Windsor Terrace and Kensington and now live in my Grandmother’s old home on Windsor Place between 7th and 8th Avenue. I went to P.S. 230 and Xaverian High School, and then went to SUNY Binghamton and New York Law School. As a lifelong Brooklynite, I have seen our neighborhoods change. Many of those changes have been great, but too often our local government has not been responsive to the crisis of affordability, our over-crowded schools and trains, and the general sense that New York is no longer open to working families.
I was fortunate to have parents who instilled in me and my two brothers a sense of civic pride and responsibility. That's why I became the youngest President of one of the oldest political reform organization in Brooklyn: Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats. That's why I serve on Community Board 7, and am the current chair of the Sanitation Committee, the former Chair of the Health Committee and the Vice Chair of the Housing Committee. That's why I helped found the Brooklyn Reform Coalition. That's why I am a member of the Windsor Terrace Food Coop and Park Slope Civic Council. I love my neighborhood and that's why I am running for New York State Assembly.
During the day I am a practicing lawyer at a firm in Manhattan and I am also the Development Director of a non-profit Theatre Company. Last year I was fortunate to have a play I wrote produced. The play called The Believers was well received and not surprisingly is about politics in Brooklyn.