I will continue to fight to ensure that the residents of Ypsilanti Township and Augusta Township have access to opportunities to make our communities successful.
I am proud to call Washtenaw County my home. My wife and I live in the Sugarbrook neighborhood in Ypsilanti Township and we look forward to expanding our family here. Public service has always been extremely important to us and it is what we have both committed our careers to. I worked as a clinical social worker, providing vital mental health services to children, adults, and families. I have also provided services to build wealth in communities and promote economic mobility, including college savings accounts for children and free tax preparation for low-income families.
Now, as a professor of social work at the University of Michigan, I teach courses to prepare my students to find policy solutions to address the most pressing problems impacting our society. I encourage students to engage in their local governments and I bring my direct experience with county government into the classroom. From my work as chair of the Sheriff's Community Advisory Board for Law Enforcement, to being on the county's Community Action Board and Board of Health, I have had opportunities to influence county policies and support community members in feeling more connected to their government.
I love and respect our home. I will continue to fight to ensure that the residents of Ypsilanti Township and Augusta Township have access to opportunities to make our communities successful.