I grew up in Dryden, NY, a tiny town in central New York’s Finger Lakes region, where both of my parents were elementary school teachers. My brother, my sister and I all attended Yale University. I graduated with a BA in political science and a concentration in American Government. I moved to NYC shortly thereafter and traded short corporate bonds for Salomon Smith Barney. I came back to Connecticut in 2000, and “retired” from Wall Street in 2002 when I had my oldest son. I am the proud mother of three sons, Carter, Chase and Connor.
Raising my sons has kept me busy, but has also left time for a lot of volunteering over the years. I have been particularly involved at their schools, first at First Congregational nursery school in Darien, and for the last 14 years, at the King School in Stamford. I served in a wide variety of roles in the Parents’ Association: Box tops coordinator, fundraising chair, grade rep, divisional VP. I joined the PA executive board as the secretary, and then served as PA president in 2017-2018. Passionate about education, I am currently on the Board of Trustees at King, on the Executive Committee, and chair the governance committee. I am also an active Yale alum, formerly serving on the board of the YaleWomen Council and currently as a Class Agent.
I am very excited to be running to be the next State Rep for District 146. I look forward to working in the best interests of all the residents of Stamford, and will work with members of both sides of the aisle to accomplish this. I am pro-choice and wholeheartedly support the rights of all people. I will bring common sense, a passion for helping people, and an ardent desire to affect change to the job!
While I am optimistic about the future of Connecticut and of Stamford, I became motivated to run for state rep when I saw friends move out of Connecticut bound for states with lower taxes and more business opportunities. I would like to be CT State Rep for 146 so that I can work to control government overspending and over-taxation, ensure local control over education, and help to make Connecticut an affordable place to live and run a business.