As a Community Engagement Specialist, I help center and amplify community voices, with a keen eye for equity. The areas in which PRR works - transportation, health, and the environment - are first and foremost social issues, and I love that PRR focuses on these areas with a human-centered perspective. I am both a graduate of and an active participant in the Institute for a Democratic Future, a Fellowship focused on training and fostering the next generation of Democratic leaders in Washington state. In addition, I am an active member of the 43rd District Democrats. In my personal time, I enjoy satisfying my cat’s demands for attention, reading, hiking, engaging in civic discourse, and finding Seattle’s best Bloody Mary.
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.”