My husband, Raveen, and I moved to Auburndale in 2000 and have loved living here and raising our children here. Natasha and Jay have gone through the Newton Public Schools and are embarking on their junior and freshman years at Newton North, respectively. I have been active and involved in the community for years, serving on the Burr School PTO board and serving on and/or chairing several boards at the United Parish of Auburndale.
I am currently serving as a collection point for humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees, an activity through which I have engaged with residents from Ward 4 and across the city to help ease the suffering in what is arguably the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time. I have a passion for refugee causes and happily supported the Welcoming City Ordinance that Newton passed earlier this year.
Professionally, I’m an enterprise systems consultant. In layperson’s terms, I’m a listener and a solver of complex problems. I listen to my clients’ issues and concerns, and work with them collaboratively to find solutions within an often complex and interdependent web of systems.
I love Newton because it is welcoming, diverse and vibrant, but I believe there is work to be done to retain and enhance these wonderful qualities in our city. I’m running for City Council because I believe I can bring the right skills, energy and attitude to the job, and because I believe that voters in Ward 4 deserve a choice on November 7.
I look forward to meeting you as I walk the ward in the weeks leading to Election Day!