I am an occupational therapist and I have lived in Fayetteville for over 15 years. As an occupational therapist, I analyze factors impacting an individual’s ability to complete desired occupations and then I design and implement strategies to increase function and improve overall quality of life. I have always had a passion for social justice and I developed an interest in studying how systematic change can be a more efficient way to better the lives of many. I am a relentless researcher and I want to study problems and help develop solutions that will benefit the community.
I also believe that it is important to come together to solve issues rather than fixating on individual differences that prevent progress. I appreciate both sides of an argument and I can help facilitate productive discussions to reach solutions. In order for the community to be successful, everyone deserves equal representation in pursuit of a reasonable compromise.
One of my favorite quotes is by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt which states, "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” In this area, we can always do more. Ronald Reagan also encourages us with these words, "We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone." With your help and your votes, I will use my voice on the Fayetteville City Council to do just that.