I’m a “Big City Southern Belle” – I love my east-end Toronto neighbourhood with its amazing diversity, preservation of history, and weekend mornings buzzing with brunchers. At the same time, I have a soft spot for the bluegrass state of Kentucky with its culture and sense of community after spending 15 years living there (Go Wildcats!).
I’ve been fortunate to work with all three orders of government where I have led policy development, stakeholder engagement, and advised senior executives. Today, I get the benefit of working alongside seasoned leaders while actively addressing a policy issue I am passionate about – building Ontario’s complex infrastructure.
I am also committed to ensuring youth in our region grow up “civic-minded” through my work as a mentor and member of the Executive Committee of the Girls E-Mentorship Program. I am also a member and past Director of Perspective Series for Women at Infrastructure Ontario and volunteered in multiple capacities with CivicAction’s Emerging Leaders Network.
I balance work and my volunteering efforts by advancing my “PhD in pop culture”, binge-watching the latest and greatest on Netflix, or trying (and often failing) at a new cooking experiments.