Candidate for City Council
I’m running for Vancouver City Council to build a Vancouver that offers security and opportunity for my children and for everyone who dreams of living here. We face generational housing, health, climate and caregiving crises, but we also have a generational opportunity to work with progressive senior government to invest in housing, childcare, climate action, and transportation.
While earning degrees in women’s studies and city planning from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, I spent years in community organizing and nonprofit housing, working to create better housing, childcare and economic development opportunities for women. After moving with my husband and young family to Vancouver, I continued this work at MLA David Eby’s constituency office.
Vancouver is beautiful, but for far too many of our neighbours, the housing crisis we face is destabilizing, demoralizing, and at times soul destroying.
I’ve worked with families living in cars with their pets, with young people forced to live in crowded and sometimes unsafe basement suites, and with seniors pushed onto the street after losing apartments they’ve lived in for decades. My first priority is to help us all move forward together to create greater equity through the choices we make, and particularly to address the housing emergency.