Why did you attend Suffolk?
I didn’t want to be in a classroom with over 100 students, so the small classes and individual attention Suffolk gave to each student was very appealing to me.
How did Suffolk help you decide your career path?
Being in the heart of Boston, Suffolk provided a fantastic network for me to meet people in politics. I also became close with a few professors that were great mentors to me. They encouraged me to pursue my passion and opened many doors for me.
Describe the most rewarding aspect of your job?
I love my job. There are so many rewarding moments in a day. But if I had to choose one thing, I would say it is being able to create and advocate for policy that really impacts and transforms people’s lives.
What is the coolest perk about what you do?
I’ve been lucky to meet some of the people I admire most in this business, like President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden. My favorite perk, however, is spending time with my current boss, Mayor Marty Walsh. He is the most down-to-earth person you will ever meet and a very funny guy.
What do you enjoy doing when not working?
Kayaking, biking, and I am just starting to get into cooking.
What is your favorite meal?
I am a big fish lover so probably maple salmon with rice and Brussels sprouts.