My work is all about helping community members and stakeholders work with clients to make projects better, and to increase the positive impact of projects, often in ways that would have been impossible to guess before involving the public. Outside of work and family, I use my fundraising and writing skills to help small non-profits pursue the resources they need to affect change in our community, recently helping one group raise over $200,000 to support after-school leadership development programs for refugee and immigrant youth. More than anything, I love to spend time with my family. This could include cooking with my husband, Pietro, working together to help our tween and teen kids pursue their passions, and generally goofing off together.
An anti-racist PRR dismantles systems of advantage based on race when and wherever possible. We engage staff of all racial identities in dismantling white supremacy culture at work. This includes personal ideologies, beliefs, and behaviors. And, it includes removing white supremacy culture from the systems, cultural messages, institutional policies, procedures, and practices that PRR and our staff interact with and inform. We believe it is not enough to be “not racist.” We must be “anti-racist.”