I am a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis with a BA in psychology and a second major in computer science. I spent several years providing community based mental health services, but most of my career has focused on Quality Assurance as a data analyst. I value family first with two daughters ages 37 and 25 and a son 21.
My diverse social background provides a uniquely personal experience in the combination of urban and rural issues that characterize Minnesota's second congressional district. My political views are informed by my community engagement, providing insight to why people feel alienated from government. As a community activist, I engaged with issues of sexual violence, and intimate partner abuse. I am a trained abuse advocate and community educator in matters of sexual health. Our leadership in Washington as lost touch with the issues faced by a majority of American Citizens at all economic levels. Policy decisions focused on profits have stalled economic development.
I believe that effective solutions depend on diverse representation that properly reflects the diversity of our culture. As a quality assurance analyst, I understand the value of quality process.