Over the past decade I've dedicated my life to being a community organizer and advocate for Tucson's future.
As the host of Tipping Point on 1030 The Voice, I have been interviewing and listening to prominent advocates and thought-leaders in business, academia and on the city, county and state levels. I have learned we have many smart and creative solutions to our problems and a number of unique community assets but we too often fail to capitalize on them.
As the Executive Director of Tucson Young Professionals, I've been instrumental in building the largest and most vocal coalition of young people in the state of Arizona. As the face of the organization, I regularly am a leading voice in civic spaces for actions that will benefit both young people and their families over the long-term.
As the neighborhood president for Menlo Park, one of Tucson's oldest and most diverse communities, I've been involved in our neighborhood plan process to shape the next 50 years of our community around housing, transportation, historic preservation and open space, economic opportunity and more. I've been at the center of difficult conversations seeking to balance the needs for housing and economic development, with goals to preserve our natural, historic, cultural and people resources to ensure a safe, livable community.
As a Flinn-Brown Fellow, I was honored to join 30 others from across the state selected to receive intensive training around Arizona-specific politics in preparation for my continued service to the community.