What’s an interesting project or issue you’re currently working on?
I coordinate a blight remediation and neighborhood revitalization program. Our “theme” this year is to address and prevent illegal dumping, which is a prevalent problem in our community.
If you could have coffee or a beer with any famous person, who would it be and why?
This is incredibly difficult but at least for today I’m going to go with Janelle Monáe. She is incredibly talented, never afraid to be herself, gives back to the community, and is from Kansas City, Kansas. On top of that, we both identify as queer and she has written some amazing songs with which I easily identify. I also think she would be a lot of fun!
What was the first cassette tape/CD/download that you ever purchased?
Vanessa Carlton’s Be Not Nobody (LOL)
What job on your resume or LinkedIn was most formative for you? Why?
My internship in Douglas County, KS because it solidified my desire to serve communities by working in local government. It also gave me the wonderful, lifelong mentor, Craig Weinaug.
(Complete this sentence) The one thing that I think is missing from local government is….
a full understanding and appreciation (by residents) for the hard work done by municipalities every day.
What’s one question we should have asked you? What is the answer?
Oxford comma or no Oxford comma? Yes, Oxford comma!