- Building relationships and partnerships.
- Strategic planning.
- Project management.
- Policy advocacy.
I believe that everyone has a right to live in communities with clean air, safe and affordable drinking water, and access to enjoy the outdoors. I’ve dedicated most of my professional life to advance environmental and social justice.
Bringing people together from diverse backgrounds with different life experiences is key to creating an equitable and just future. I worked with a coalition of national groups building consensus to secure passage of the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.) This critical legislation was, at the time, the largest investment to combat climate change in the United States. Of high personal importance to me, the law provided a record $15 billion for communities to remove poisonous lead from drinking water.
I value crafting policy and implementing programs that will improve peoples’ lives and our environment. I also enjoy mentoring people who are new to this work so they can understand the complexity, find their voice, share their perspective, and participate in our work.
I am inspired everyday by being outdoors and enjoying our lakes, rivers, or forests in Minnesota and am working toward a future of equitable and inclusive communities, clean water and air, and solutions to the climate crisis.