I never planned on running for Cambridge City Council while I was growing up in a Florida farming community. My first job was working for my grandfather, who spent over 35 years in agriculture and eventually started his own wholesale produce business. It was there I was taught the value of hard work, and learned the importance of giving back by to the community.
My family and I first came here when I was a graduate student at Harvard. My children attended public school in Cambridge, where their multi-ethnic, tri-lingual upbringing was welcomed. Cambridge opened its arms to our melting pot family, and we fell in love.