There is an immediate need to increase the availability of affordable housing and to protect tenants at risk of displacement so that all who call Cambridge home can remain here. Our focus must be protection, preservation, and prevention.
Our economy is growing, and our community has tremendous resources at its disposal. But, we can improve how these resources are deployed to better support small businesses and create new employment opportunities.
Strengthening Public Schools
The health of our community depends on access to education. All young people in Cambridge deserve access to high-quality preschools and opportunities for higher education, and our educators deserve the resources and support they need .
Mitigating climate change and creating an environmentally sustainable city is a challenge that must be addressed head-on, through innovation and community organizing.
Equity in Workforce Development
Everyone who lives and works in Cambridge should have access to jobs that pay a living wage, yet many residents still lack secure employment.
Building Civic Engagement
At a time of national uncertainty, we must become stronger locally. The best way to strengthen our community is by working together, learning from one another, and starting new conversations.
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An Experienced Public Servant Committed to Cambridge
I am currently serving my first term as a Cambridge City Councillor.
The City of Cambridge has shaped who I am in many ways. I grew up here, and after law school, I returned home with the goal to serve my community. I have always been committed to service and have worked actively to develop stronger, more representative communities wherever I have lived. It is a privilege to focus my energy on Cambridge.
My main commitment is my work as a Cambridge City Councillor. I also work about 12 hours a week as an attorney at Northeast Legal Aid, a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to low-income and elderly people in northeastern Massachusetts. Specifically, I represent low-income entrepreneurs and small-business owners. I help individuals achieve self-sufficiency and get closer to their version of the American dream. This work promotes positive, community-based, economic growth.
I am a member of the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, and the Women’s Bar Association, and the National Organization of Legal Services Workers - UAW Local 2320.
As an active member in the Cambridge community, I am currently a board member of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School Alumni Association. I am a former board member of the Cambridge School Volunteers, Inc., and a former Commissioner on the Cambridge Human Services Commission.
My leadership skills, experience in community advocacy, and background as a Cambridge native provide me with an authentic and unique perspective for Cambridge politics.
Shaping the Future of Cambridge Together
My priorities are shaped by my own experience and values, as well as the conversations I have with you.
I will need your help canvassing, knocking on doors, and making phone calls. I would love to have you as a team member!